Herschel Jim Oldham, 93, of Longview, formerly of Lamar County, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Longview.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Martin officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Oldham, the son of H. H. and Margaret Irene McDowra Oldham, was born April 29, 1925, in Byrdtown, Texas. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, he worked in radio and then at KGNC
Television Station. Following that he began a career with the Federal Aviation Administration as an Electronics Technician which spanned many years before his retirement. Jim was a member of the Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview. He volunteered countless hours in the surgery waiting room at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Michael D. Oldham and Jerry Hall and brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law; Joe & Margie Oldham, James & Thelma Oldham, Ray & Polly Oldham, Fay & Lewis Anthony, Wanda Allen and Monda Oldham.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Oldham, children; Warren J. Oldham & wife Cheryl of Amarillo, Carl D. Oldham of Seguin, Louis Hall & wife Mary of Henderson, James Hall & wife Clara of Ft. Worth and Sharon Escue & husband Roland of San Antonio, grandchildren; Tammie Ferguson & husband Matthew, Joshua Oldham, Aaron Oldham & wife Laura, Kody Oldham, Autumn Shepard & husband Chris, Kay Beauchamp & husband Casey, Timothy Hall, Ashley Smith and Evan Hall, great grandchildren; Katie Ferguson, William Ferguson, Declan Warren Oldham, Cathryn Shepard, Emma Shepard, Phillip Beauchamp, and Cadence Hall, two brothers; Dwight Oldham & wife Jan of McKinney and Bill Oldham of Searcy, AR along with many nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
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