ARLINGTON -- James Valentine "Jim" Meier, 81, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Arlington. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Pastor Joe Troutman officiating. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mission Arlington. Jim was born in Dallas on June 24, 1933, to Walter Henry Meier and Dorotha Hazeltine Meier. He resided in Arlington for 75 years, attended Arlington High School, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years. Jim worked for American Can Co. for 35 years, retiring to do what he really wanted to do: restore antiques. He built a woodworking shop at his home, which occupied him for the rest of his life. Jim served as a board member for the Arlington Historical Society and was a volunteer for Mission Arlington. He was married to the "woman he gave his heart to," Barbara, for 61 years. He had a great love for his family, and especially his grandchildren to whom he was known as Grumps. Survivors: Beloved wife, Barbara Lee Meier; children, Jamilyn von Rosenberg, Leanna Einhaus and husband, Jim, Greg Meier and wife, Carolyn, and Tim Meier and wife, Shelley; grandchildren, Monica von Rosenberg and fiancè, Jeffrey Linder, Jeff von Rosenberg and wife, Deb, Dustin Einhaus and wife, Emily, Aaron Einhaus and wife, Melyn, Addie Meier and Allee Meier; and great-grandchildren, Ryder Einhaus, Emmaline von Rosenberg and Weston Einhaus. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. All who knew Jim, loved him. My sincerest condolences in the loss of your loved one. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. “Grumps” was a vibrant presence in all our lives, and we share in your sorrow. Blessings to each of you. Carolyn, Matthew, Michael Beard

  3. Jim was always the family member I spoke with most at the family gatherings in my adult years. I admired him greatly and he always provided his wisdom freely with a touch of humor. I will miss him at the next gathering. Fair seas and following winds Brother Jim.

    To his beloved family please know you are in our prayers for the Lord to provide you peace and comfort in this time of great loss.

  4. So very sorry to hear about Jim’s home going. we will be praying for God to grant peace to all of your family. For the short time I was in the family, I knew he was a kind, giving and loving husband and father to his children and grandchildren. You were blessed with a good life together and have the blessed assurance that you will be together again with all the rest of the family already there..

  5. Barbara, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jim was such wonderful man. You and your family are in my thoughts a prayers.

    Jacque

  6. Barbara, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jim was such wonderful man. You and your family are in my thoughts a prayers.

    Jacque

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