Edgar Ernest “Ed” Jennings
Funeral services for Ed Jennings, 93, of Lubbock, Texas and formerly of Whiteface, will be 10:00 am, Monday October 22, 2012 in the First Baptist Church of Whiteface with Rev. Harold Harrison of Whiteface, officiating. Burial will be in Whiteface Cemetery under the direction of George Price Funeral Home, Levelland, Texas. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 4:00pm. He died on Friday, October 19, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas.
Born on October 21, 1918 in Pueblo, Colorado to William Carl and Lillian (Glover) Jennings, Ed grew up and attended schools in Tulia, Texas. He attended Tarleton State in Stephenville, Texas for two years and then he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served in North Africa and Palestine as a radio operator and in his last year was a Japanese interceptor. He married Fae Lewis on January 23, 1942 in Plainview, Texas. Following his discharge from the service, he went to work for Santa Fe Railroad and served as the Station Agent in Sagerton, Truscott, Hale Center and last, Whiteface. He moved there in 1956 and eventually retired from Santa Fe there.
Ed was a Deacon of First Baptist Church Whiteface. As the song director of the church, he loved to sing and to encourage others to sing. Another thing that Ed enjoyed was woodworking and spent his spare time creating objects from various kinds of wood, including making frames for local artists. He also enjoyed painting landscapes. He loved his family and was well known for his sense of humor and story telling abilities.
Survivors include: his wife, Fae Jennings of Lubbock, two daughters: Lynnda McCoy and her husband, John of Haslet, Texas and Anne Sims and her husband, Walker of Lubbock, Texas; three grandchildren: Leah McCoy of Washington, DC, Aaron Sims and his wife, Carrie of Walnut Creek, California; and Sarah McKinnon and her husband, Garrett of Lubbock, Texas; and four great grandchildren: Andrew and Katie Sims and Colin and Cassidy McKinnon.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 548, Whiteface, Texas 79379.
To join the family in celebrating Ed’s life, please go to www.georgepricefunerals.com.