A modern day Pilgrim's Progress... with a few detours along the way
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        Ed Sossen


        Ed Sossen, after a year long battle with Pancreatic cancer,
        passed away on Auguest 4, 2015.

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        EDWIN  JULES  SOSSEN                                  
        (1937 – 2015)


        For twenty years, Ed Sossen was a popular radio personality in Austin.  He worked as a talk-show host at KLBJ, KIXL, The Source, and The Word.

        As a young man, Ed discovered his calling in radio broadcasting.  In the 50’s while he was in college at the University of Oklahoma, he got a job playing rock ‘n roll music on the radio.  As a disc jockey, he held jobs in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Kansas City.  Later on, he became a radio talk show host, a TV sports reporter, and hosted a TV show called “Dear Ed.”

        Ed had an extensive career in broadcasting.  At one time, he owned and operated KLPR, a country and western radio station. He also established the now famous KATT station in Oklahoma City.  He even drew political cartoons for the daily newspaper in Oklahoma City.

        Because of his love for sports, Ed was drawn to radio sports reporting.  While living in Colorado, he did the color commentary for the Air Force Academy football games.  When he returned to Oklahoma, he was the color commentator for the Oklahoma Sooners football broadcasts.

        In 1993, KLBJ recruited him to come to Austin to do a talk radio show.  He hosted the morning show with Ed Clements.  Their slogan was “Two Ed’s are better than one!”

        Ed’s last work in TV broadcasting was from 2006 to 2010 when he hosted the Sunday morning show, “Gathering Texas,” on the C.W. Network.  He retired in 2013 after a career of working at 27 radio stations and several television stations.

        Ed had many accomplishments during his life.  In high school, he was a National Merit Scholarship Winner.  Later on, he created the Jim Thorpe Award that is presented annually to the nation’s best defensive back in collegiate football.  On his Oklahoma ranch, he established the Genesis Project, a ranch for abused children.  Ed credited God for building the ranch, though, because so many individuals, groups, and organizations readily contributed to this project.  After it was built, Ed served as the coordinator for the Genesis Project by continuing to raise funds for the daily operation of the ranch.  After suffering some serious health problems, he gave the abused children’s ranch (the Genesis Project) to the State of Oklahoma.

        The high point of his life occurred in l978 when he was led to the Lord through the witness of a Christian friend in the radio business, Ken Gaines.  Ken told him that he could use his radio career to reach people for Christ.  That is when Ed first decided to get into Christian radio.  Through his years in Christian radio and TV ministry, Ed certainly reached many lives for Christ.

        Ed was the son of Julius and Charlotte Bryant Sossen.  He was born on December 1, 1937 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  His father was an Air Force bomber pilot in the Pacific during World War II.  Later on, Ed’s father was the Base Commander at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.  His parents preceded him death.

        God blessed Ed with 8 children.  They and their spouses are Scott Sossen and his wife Danna; Dana Parks and her husband Dr. Alan Parks; Charla McKenna and her husband David; Tony Sossen and his wife Claudia; Eric Shepherd Sossen;  Courtney Jayne Sossen (deceased); Richard Grant and his wife Aly Harding, and Ryan Grant and his wife Yvonna Grant.

        Ed’s beloved grandchildren are Melissa Sossen, Barbara Sossen, Angela Parks, Natalie Parks, Jonathan Parks, Matthew McKenna, Elizabeth McKenna, Cain Sossen, Daqulin Sossen, Phoenix Sossen, Tyler Sossen, Bevyn Scott, Rorie Harding, Bryce Grant, Faith Grant, Emilee Grant, Joshua Grant, and Jacob Grant.  Ed had one great-grandchild:  David Joseph McKenna III.  Ed loved all of his children and grandchildren, and he was very proud of them.

        Edwin Jules Sossen went to be with the Lord on August 4, 2015 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer.  He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra  Berry Grant Sossen.

        Ed is remembered for his laughter, humor, and love for life.  He loved music, radio, his children, his grandchildren, friends, family, and most of all, Ed loved his Saviour, Jesus.  He wanted everyone to know the love and joy of being a follower of Christ.
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