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James Clark Boliver

On Monday, July 31, 2023, James Clark Boliver, (Jim) devoted husband and

father, passed away peacefully in Amarillo, TX at the age of seventy-seven.

Born to Ed and Joyce Boliver on August 8, 1945, Jim spent the majority of his life surrounded by family, friends and neighbors in the Texas panhandle.

Jim grew up in Hedley, TX, with his parents and older brother before earning his bachelors and masters degrees from Texas Tech University.  He then joined the US Navy, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant commander.  Immediately following his graduation from officer candidate school, he asked the love of his life, Sharon, for her hand in marriage.  They married in 1970, and shortly thereafter, he was stationed in London, England.  Jim and Sharon had a wonderful time spending the first year and a half of their marriage together in London – which was just a little different from the Texas panhandle.  Together,

they created a lifetime of memories, as well as a deep appreciation for a good cup of hot tea and the quirkiness of British television.

After moving back to Amarillo, Jim spent the majority of his career (nearly 40

James Clark Boliver

years) helping small business owners through his work with the Texas Workforce Commission.  A talented singer, Jim sang in church choirs his entire life with his beautiful tenor voice, often singing solos. A true renaissance man, he was equally comfortable talking about classic cars, enjoying a good book or watching Jane Austen movies for the millionth time with (for) his wife.

He and Sharon welcomed their only child – a daughter, Angie – in 1974.  He was a devoted father who read bedtime stories, did donuts in empty parking lots on icy days, and passed along his excellent sense of humor.

He will be remembered for his beautiful tenor voice, his fierce love for his

James Clark Boliver

family, his dedication to his Christian faith and church family, his sharp wit, his quick smile and his generous love for his friends.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, and his daughter, Angie Boliver of Coppell, TX.

A service with the family will be held at Paramount Baptist Church (where Jim was a longtime member) in Amarillo, TX, on Friday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to the Paramount Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.

Jim will be buried in a graveside service at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley, TX, where, in the early mornings, if you listen very closely, you might just recognize the faint sound of a beautiful tenor voice in the wind
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