Jimmie Edwin Persefield, 77, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, in the Veteran’s Field of Valor at Llano Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Polk Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jim E. Persefield was born Nov. 20, 1934 in Amarillo. He was the oldest child of Anna Juanita and Jimmie William Persefield. He attended Amarillo pubic schools until his family home blew away after a tornado hit Amarillo in May 1949. His family moved to Plainview. In Plainview High School, Jim met the love of his life, Kay Hanna. They were married in 1956, while Jim was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1957. He joined IBM in Lubbock. With IBM, Jim served as administrative executive in several different places including the New York City area, Denver, Atlanta and Phoenix.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Blair Persefield and a daughter, Ramona Persefield Harris.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Persefield, of the home; a son, Kyle Persefield and wife Kathy of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter, Lisa Persefield of Amarillo; a sister, Jane Stephens of Idaho; two brothers, John Persefield of Red Oak and William Persefield of Garland; three grandchildren, Jennifer Harris and Alex Harris, both of Phoenix, Arizona, and Katie Simers of Woodstock, Georgia; and one great-grandchild, Victor Samontiago.
The family suggests memorials to Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 South Polk Street, Amarillo, TX 79101; or to your favorite charity.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012, at the funeral home.