Description: Dr. Jimmie Styles, (1931-2008), former Director of Finance, Tarrant County College District, standing behind his desk. Taken from his obituary, Jan. 13, 2008: Jimmie was born to Roy T. and Hellon B. Styles in Evans County, Ga., on Oct. 17, 1931. As a young man he worked for the world-famous Claxton Fruitcake Co. in Claxton, Ga. He married Jimmie M. Strickland on Jan. 4, 1952. The fact that both of their names are Jimmie was a longtime source of humor, confusion, frustration and amusement. Jimmie served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War with most of his service time aboard the USS Fremont. He earned a bachelor's degree at Georgia Southern University and a master's degree and Ed.S. from George Peabody College. In 1965 Jimmie brought his family to Fort Worth to help form the foundation of Tarrant County Junior College.
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