Jess E. Felder
October 18, 1929 – October 9, 2019
Jess Edward Felder 89, of Edmond, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
Jess was born on October 18, 1929 in Earlsboro, Oklahoma to Jess Edward Felder Sr. and Beulah Duncan Felder. Jess spent most of his younger years in Chickasha Oklahoma. He loved the outdoors and many different sports. Jess made All Conference in football and played college football until he was drafted into the Army. He served in the 45th infantry during the Korean War.
Jess worked for J.C. Penney 38 years. During his time at J.C. Penney they lived in Chickasha, Bartlesville, Henryetta and Oklahoma City, where he retired in 1987.
Jess met his wife Joy Rene (Davidson) Felder in Chickasha, Oklahoma were they were married on May 8, 1954. They were married for 65 years. While lying in his hospital bed, Jess told her, “I love you the most.” Joy was definitely the apple of his eye. They had two boys, Michael and Mark Felder. His family was the light of his life and he was the greatest father a young man could have.
He knew and understood the order of life; God first, family second, business third and all other things fall in behind. Jess was a member and Deacon at Village Baptist Church. He loved his church and every opportunity to praise his Lord and Savior. You would see Jess at one of the doors to the church greeting people; he never met a stranger and loved to meet new people. The church was a major part of his life and family, as everyone there was part of his family
Jess is survived by his wife, Joy Felder; sons, Michael Felder and wife Carol of Howe, OK, and Mark Felder and wife Christina of Edmond, OK; grandchildren, Brian Felder of Yukon, OK, and Heather Beth (Felder) Russell and husband Jordan of Yukon, OK; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Maverick Russell; brother-In-law, George Davidson and wife Delores; and many nieces and nephews.
- Brian Felder
- Danny Davidson
- David Davidson
- George Davidson
- Rocky Woodard
- Bob Simons
Village Baptist Church
10600 N. May Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120
- Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, October 14, 2019