James Thresher

James Ray Thresher, 69, of Bruceville, died peacefully at home on April 30, 2013. Graveside services will be at 9am, Friday, May3rd, 2013 in Restland Cemetery, Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

James was born January 21, 1944 to Charles and Linda Norris Thresher. During his lifetime, he worked for Barnum and Bailey Circus, and later became a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a step-father, Armond.

He is survived by his life partner, Gloria Bell; step-mother, Mae; two brothers, Tommy and Frankie; sister Debbie; two half-sisters Charlene and Alice; two step-brothers, Randy and Kenny; step-sister Linda; son, Mark; three daughters, Paula, Missy and Tammy; two step-sons, Thomas and Roy; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other family members and dear friends.

Memorial donations in his honor may be made to Bluebonnet hospice.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Bonnie Brooks-Quijano and Family

    Rest in peace uncle, you will be missed

  2. Jim, you will be dearly missed by so many. I hold the memories and many laughs I had with you dear to my heart. See you at the gate my friend.

    Love, Brandie "Mama"

  3. Hey Jimmy. Remember when we were in Springfield MA, having a few beers, and we decided to take a short ride? Well, that ride took us to Los Angeles CA! I learned a lot from you. Say hi to Skip, R.I.P. my friend.
    Brian Swain (Palmer, MA)

  4. Catherine Spencer

    Jim you were one of a kind!! I don’t know what to say other than I love you and you will never be forgotten! Until we meet again my dear dear friend!

  5. Hey papa. This is really hard for me. I can’t believe your gone. But I’m glad that your not suffering anymore. I’m thankful that I had a chance to talk to you and tell you that I love you one more time and to hear you say you love me to. I love how you saved all of our letters and pictures in a scrapbook that you gave me the last time I was hear. This way anytime that I’m thinking and missing you all I have to do is open our book! I love you so much and I can’t wait to see you again.

  6. Hey papa. This is really hard for me. I can’t believe your gone. But I’m glad that your not suffering anymore. I’m thankful that I had a chance to talk to you and tell you that I love you one more time and to hear you say you love me to. I love how you saved all of our letters and pictures in a scrapbook that you gave me the last time I was hear. This way anytime that I’m thinking and missing you all I have to do is open our book! I love you so much and I can’t wait to see you again.

  7. Charlene Thresher Cox

    🙁 Gloria I am so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to Jimmys kids and grandkids as well. We may live far apart but you are both always in my heart. I don’t think there has ever been anyone as easy going as my little (big) brother. I am glad to know he is with dad now and they are having a few laughs since its been a while. Love to all
    Charlene Thresher Cox and family

  8. Good bye Jimmie you will be missed. Thank you Gloria for giving Jimmie the love and support he always needed.

  9. Debi Provost Aviles

    other i love you and im so glad i got to spend time with you. and live so close you were a grate brother and i wanted to be there to at your service please forgive me im so sorry. i rember when i was little you woud go way to work at the circus mom would tell me jimmy is comming home i would wait at the window you would come in looking like Elvis well to me eny way lol i thought you were the most handsome man i ever seen… you would pick me up and sit me on your lap and give me little trinkets you found along the way MAN i thought you were the gratest and that never changed my unconditional love for you will live on untill the day i die.i know mommy came and got you and and eased your pain and now i wish so much i could hold you one more time i so wish i could here you say DEBORAH CLEAN THAT F…. ROOM !!! I rember you used to say YOU WERE A MISTAKE…YOU WERE SUPPOSED BE A BOY !!! (no i wasent haha i got to say it last !!) you were allways fixin my car or bilding me some thing and being my BIG brother! i know how hard life was for you because i walked in you shoes but thats over now you are well and helthy and lookin like elvis ! im glad you had some one to take care of you i know like me she saw what i saw and loved you with all her hart and for that i will allways be gratfull im crying and crying and i dont want to let you go i love you so much jimmy please kisss mom and dad because i miss them so much too ..by brother love.. weasel Br

  10. Jim, you were one of a kind. You are now sitting at the ultimate "table of knowledge" sharing laughs with Bruce, Don, Dennis and Richard. Bless you old friend.

  11. I just want to say that I will never forget you, Jim. Ever. I will always be your "cheeks" and you will always be a part of some of my best memories. Even though I didn’t come back around much, you were still a part of me just like everybody else that I met and that made an impression on me at the Shade Tree. Rest in Peace, crazy man. I love you.

  12. Jim you were by far my favorite customer. I’m glad to have known you. Thanks for the laughs. By the way: Hey Jim! What time is it?!

    I love you Jim.

  13. Know that you will be missed by so many…

  14. REST IN PEACE DAD. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE NOT SEEN EACH OTHER IN YEARS MY THOUGHTS WERE ALWAYS WITH YOU AND ALWAYS WILL BE.I WILL REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS.LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER MISSI. DEEPEST SYMPATHIES FROM YOUR GRANDSONS JOE AND NICK. GLORIA MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING CARE OF DAD ALL THESE YEARS.

  15. Uncle Jimmy, it has been many years since I’ve seen you, but I have wonderful memories of you. May you be @ peace. Gloria I am very sorry for your loss & grateful to you, for patience & love. There definitely is a place in heaven, for you.

  16. Jim, you will be dearly missed,but you will be with all the others at the table of knowledge now.Rest in Peace my dear friend.

  17. Reading all of these entries, it sounds like my father had an impact on everyone he came into contact with. He sure did know how to make an impression!! He used to hold me on his lap and I felt like the safest, most loved little girl in the whole wide world!! But sadly those times were far and few in between daddy. I probably can count on two hands how many there were. But, I’m glad to hear that you did touch other people’s lives like a daddy. I’m happy that someone got to feel your love and happiness through the years. You had a magical way with all the children you touched. They all loved you, and boy did you love them!! I miss you daddy….I’ve missed you for years and years. And now I will miss you forever. You were a sick man, and boy did you have your flaws, but I loved you just the same!! You were my daddy, and I loved you, and that’s all that matters. I also looked just like you too!! With the long torso, and the short legs, along with the long face and the tall receding hairline! Yes, I looked just like you! And still do! You were loved by everyone in your life, and you will be missed. There will always be an ache in my heart, and a tear in my eye when I think about you. I hope I get to see you on the other side, and spend eternal life with my one and only, daddy!! There will not be a day that goes by that I will not think about the day we get to see each other again. Until then big, big hugs and kisses all over your beautiful face. Your daughter, Paula Lynn Thresher

  18. Gloria I thank you for taking care of my father all these years and putting up with his bullshit in his younger years!! You truly are an angel sent to my father! He was a lucky man having found you!! I hope that he expressed his gratitude to you before he departed. I fell in love with you the first time I met you, and I’m pretty sure he did too. I hope you find peace and happiness in your life. I know you will miss him dearly. Please know that you are much loved and appreciated for loving my father, and taking care of him in his last years here in the physical world. I know that we will all be together someday to make up for lost time!! I love you Gloria and wish you all the best. Paula Lynn (my father is the only person that ever called me Paula Lynn, when he was happy or when he was mad, that was my name) Paula Lynn, get over here!!

  19. Jim you will be dearly missed. You will forever hold a special place in my heart and I will cherish all the memories I have of you. I can’t express how blessed I was to have you in my life, so go rest high on that mountain. xoxoxo

  20. Gloria, I am so sorry for your loss. Virgil & I thought a lot of Jimmy. But now he is in a better place. Jimmy, Virgil and Richard are all up there drinking and swapping lies. Just like the good old days. Love you Vicki

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