James E. Amerson, 85, of Munday passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. He was born Sept. 29, 1934 in Hamlin, to James H. and Louise Amerson. He and Shirley (Eubank) were married 64 years in June. James earned his degree in business from North Texas State University in Denton.
James was passionate about his family, his church and sports. He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church in Munday. He served on the finance board, sang in the choir and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.
James worked at the highway department for 40 years. After retirement, he began farming which he did until the age of 83. He was also involved in real estate, insurance and stocks and bonds which he enjoyed. He served as president of the school board for eight years.
James loved sports. His younger brother Glen played football for Texas Tech and then was drafted to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1960s. He was a very proud brother and attended as many games as he could locally. He also enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys.
He enjoyed times at the lake and water sports. He loved reading his Bible, farm magazines and newspapers. More recently, he enjoyed bird watching of his back porch. He never met a stranger and loved to talk to anyone that would listen.
James is survived by his loving wife Shirley; daughter Tammy Amerson-Wilson of Fredericksburg; brother Glen Amerson and wife Jenifer of Branham; grandchildren Nicholas Wilson of San Marcos and Hannah Wilson of Fayetteville, AR; and one niece and nephew.
Services were held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Munday. Interment followed in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Johnson Cemetery Association.