James Robert Bowers

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James Robert Bowers, lifelong resident of Haskell, Texas, and owner of Wild Horse Trading Post, passed away Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014, at St. Paul's University Hospital in Dallas. He was 74.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Eastside Baptist Church, and family visitation will be held after the services in the Fellowship Hall. A private interment will take place under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes.

Jim was born June 29, 1939, in the Mattson Community of Haskell County to Willie Mae (Stewart) and Arthur Cecil Bowers. Jim is a 1957 graduate of Haskell High School and graduated from Texas A&M in 1961 with a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree. He married Jerry Waddell in Spur, Texas, on June 4, 1960. Jim was a lifetime member of the NRA Golden Eagles and a bible teacher in both Denton and Haskell. Jim is a member of Eastside Baptist Church where he has faithfully served as a Deacon since 1994.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Willie Mae Bowers.

Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jerry Bowers of Haskell; son, Randy Bowers and wife Janet of Haskell; daughter, Jamie Jordan and husband Shane of Anson; 7 grandchildren, Matthew, Laura, James, and Liz Bowers and Jarret Jordan, John Anderson, and Jayden Vanice Jordan; great-grandson, Jayms Jordan; brother, Phill Bowers and wife Lynn of Clifton, Texas; mother Oleta Bowers of Denton, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

If desired, memorials can by given in Jim's name to Haskell Memorial Hospital, 1 Avenue N, Haskell, TX 79521 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.


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