Rev. John H. James
1943 - 2012
Rev. John H. James, 68, of Wichita Falls passed away Saturday, April 14, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Assembly of God in Wichita Falls, with the Rev. Tommy Wilborn officiating and Revs. Kile Bateman and Eugene Bullard assisting.
Interment was held at Rosemont Cemetery under the direction of Lunn’s Funeral Home.
John was born May 14, 1943 to Rev. and Mrs. Fred James in Ravie, OK. He grew up in Rush Springs, Ok., where his father ministered. During his junior high years, the family moved to Wichita Falls and he graduated Wichita Falls High School in 1963. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Returning home, he married Judy Land, from Knox City, October 26, 1968.
John graduated from Berean Bible School, Springfield, MO. and began as associate pastor under his father at Bethel Assembly of God, Wichita Falls. He received his ordination from the Assemblies of God in 1987 and became senior pastor upon the retirement of his father. John also served on the pastoral staff at First Assembly of God, Wichita Falls, and traveled to Mexico where he did mission work. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald James.
He is survived by his wife ; two daughters, Kim Mitcham of Iowa Park and Kelli Fain of Wichita Falls; his siblings, Fredda Marsh of Wichita Falls; Gary James of Frisco; twin sisters, Janette Watson of Wichita Falls and Janelle Gardner of Oklahoma City, OK; and six granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to mission work of the donor’s choice.