809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

James Edley Heard
April 29, 1943 - September 14, 2020

James Edley Heard

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James Edley Heard went to be with the Lord and the love of his life, Doris, on Monday, September 14, 2020 in Waco, Texas. Edley was the retired owner of Heard Electric in Waco.

Graveside services will be 11:00 am Monday, September 21, 2020 at Waco Memorial Park. Come and go visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Bellmead Funeral Home.

Edley was born April 29, 1943 in DeQuincy, Louisiana to William Carl and Lelia Marie (Marcantel) Heard. After high school in DeQuincy, Edley joined the Air Force and was stationed at Connally AFB in Waco. There he met Doris, they were married for 50 years until her death on June 30, 2013. Edley worked as a licensed electrician for most of his adult life. He also enjoyed farming, raising and selling trees for landscaping. In his later life Edley's favorite thing was to study and talk about things of God. In almost any conversation it was not long until he would turn the conversation to his experiences in his walk with the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Marie (Chapman) Heard.

Survivors include his daughter, Sheila Kay Hurst Thompson and her husband, Brian; his sons, James "Jimmy" Burnell Heard and his wife, Stacey and Terry Lynn Heard and his wife, Susie all of Waco; he was blessed with 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; his sister, Janis Smith and her husband, Bill of Orange, TX; his 3 brothers, Galvin Heard and his late wife, JoAnn of DeQuincy, LA, Carl "Reggie" Heard of Bastrop, TX and Danny Heard and his wife, Theresa of DeQuincy, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sunday, September 20, 2020
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede Street
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Monday, September 21, 2020
11:00 am
Waco Memorial Park
6623 So IH 35
Waco, TX  76706
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Waco Memorial Park
6623 S. IH 35
Waco, TX  76706
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  1. Ricky Powell
    Thanks Edley for your Faith and leading us in a path to The Light of the world. May you rest in peace

    In GOD's love we will continue on pressing toward the mark.

    May the family know that you sir are in a better place. Our condolences and prayers go out to all the family. May GOD's perpetual light shine on you forever.

    Ricky & Kathy Powell
  2. Cathy Groppe
    I am very sorry for your loss. James and Doris were always a pleasure to help when they came in for permits. May they rest in peace together.

    Cathy Groppe
    City of Waco Inspection Department, Retired
  3. Kay Chapman Rhodes
    You'll always be my favorite. I always thought I was yours too. Doris missed you. So much love in heaven right now. See you guys on the other side.
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