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John Wesley James

June 8, 1970 — March 9, 2024


John Wesley James


John Wesley James, 53, of Prosper, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

John was born on June 8,1970 to J.D and Mary Jane James in Dallas, TX. John grew up in Richardson, TX. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He was baptized on July 20,1980 at Richardson Heights Baptist church along with his brother Will.  In 1985 John moved to Rockwall where he was on the high school golf team. He graduated from Rockwall High School in 1988.

Following graduation, John joined the US Army and completed basic training at Fort Bliss. He was proud to be a Team Chief and member of the Military Honor Guard. John was later stationed at Fort Polk and served in the 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia).

After leaving the Army, John attended Texas Tech before transferring to the University of North Texas where he graduated with a degree in Business Management. John excelled at account management and sales and was quick to turn coworkers into golfing buddies.

In 2004, John met Amy in Addison, TX.  John and Amy went on to have 2 children, Grant and Phoebe.  John loved spending time with his family and watching movies. He loved the beach and was always the first one ready to take the kids crab hunting after dark. He loved all things Christmas and his parent’s home cooking. 

John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doris and F.L. James and John A. Skinner and Mary Skinner. He is survived by his parents, J.D. and Mary Jane James; his wife, Amy James; son, Grant James; daughter, Phoebe James; sister Rebecca Ann Pope, brother and wife, William and Breanna James; and many nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at Rhea’s Mill Baptist Church on Saturday, April 13th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization John felt strongly about.

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