Funeral services for Jim G. Trail will be today at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Donny Custar officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.


Funeral services for Jim G. Trail will be today at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Donny Custar officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

 

Jim was born February 9, 1931, at Springer to J.B. Trail and Hester Ann Holdaway Trail. He passed from this life on August 20, 2011, in Ardmore at the age of 80.

 

Jim and Maxine Herriott were married in Ardmore on June 19, 1950. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

 

He lived in Chickasha for five years while he worked for the Chickasha Daily Express. He moved back to Ardmore and began working for the Daily Ardmoreite in 1956, and worked there until 1975. In 1976 Jim opened the Shopper’s Paradise. He faithfully worked there until 2006 when he retired. Jim enjoyed the times when he coached Mike in little league, fishing, golf, taking care of his lawn and spending time with family and friends.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Luann Davis and her husband, Bob of Woodward, Okla.; son, Mike Trail and wife, Carolyn “Carrie” of Springer, Okla.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Bloxham, Matthew Davis, Kristi Aguirre, Kara Stock, Rhett Trail and Kimberly Howell; ten great-grandchildren, Sarah Bloxham, Kiera, Cheyene and Jacob Aguirre, Landon, Jase, Londyn and Journey Howell and Brayden and Dillon Trail; special-in-laws, Jerry Phillips, Bill and Margo Herriott, Sonny and Sammie Herriott, Sue Shipman, Jan Herriott, and Kay Elliott; and numerous cousins; and other neighborhood friends.

 

Pallbearers will be Rhett Trail, Matthew Davis, Bobby Herriott, David Phillips, Mickey Shipman, Ronnie Holdaway and Fred Holdaway. Honorary bearers are Emmanuel Baptist Sunday School Class.

 

Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 307 4th Ave SE, Ardmore, OK 73401.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.