James Don Lemley

james lemley
James Don Lemley, 75, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 in Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2019 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Lane 2. James was born April 8, 1943 in San Diego to James Thurman Lemley and Imogene Herrington Lemley. He accepted Christ at very young age. James was a graduate of Clute High School in Clute, Texas. He entered the US Army on September 6, 1962 and was honorably discharged December 10, 1963. James was affectionately known as Dad, Poppy, Pops, PaPa James, Mr. James and of course Honey. Survivors: Wife, Eva Lemley; 2 sons, Donald Lemley and Anthony Thomas; 2 daughters, Tammy Powers and La Kecia Thomas; 1 sister, Susan Singleton; 1 brother, Terry Michael Lemley; 3 granddaughters, Samantha Powers, Jasmine Thomas and Valarie Lawrence; 1 grandson, Anthony Thomas Jr.; 2 nephews, James Singleton and David Singleton; 2 great-nephews; mother of his children, Marilyn Lemley; very special friend, Lillie Shores; and a great host of relatives and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home 817-274-9233

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  1. This amazing man will be missed by this world. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and prolific artist. H served his country and his family to his utmost. Although he is gone he will never be forgotten.

  2. James, Willie and I have only known you for a short time, but you seem a lot like family to us. You always made us laugh and we will never forget you. We will always cherish your painting that rests on our wall. It will be a constant reminder of a life that touched our hearts. Eva, our prayers are with you at this time and always. We love you guys.
    Willie and LaSandrea Hill
    David and Gloria (our children)

  3. IT was an honor to “ride” with Army soldier James Lemley to day to his final honors at DFW National Cemetery. Grateful for his service to his country, and for hearing of his faith it His (and our) Lord Jesus. Prayer of comfort go out to his family and many friends for their loss.
    d Huffman, Army vet, PGR member.

  4. May you find comfort and fund memories and the almighty God promise in the bible , to restore those asleep in death to a perfect life on a pardise earth Revelation21:3-5.John.5:28,29.

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