James Robert Â"JimÂ” Hargrave went to be with his Savior Sunday, November 2, 2008 at home surrounded by his wife and children. He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Susan Hargrave; brothers, Donald, Delbert and Corky Hargrave; sister, Joy Phillips and son-in-law Dean Garrison.
After moving his family from Arlington, Texas to Corsicana in 1975, Jim was on a mission to one day start his own business. In 1978, he began in a small shop on 6th Ave. which grew and soon moved to a larger facility on 7th Ave in 1979. After a short period of time, Jim built what is now James Manufacturing, Inc. After 20 successful years, Jim retired from the manufacturing business and began another life adventure.
Jim and his wife, Joyce, mounted their Goldwing motorcycles and took off! During the 10 years that followed, life brought fun and beauty experienced on the road. They shared this time in their lives with friends Dr Jerry and Sharon Smith. From the Alaskan Highway, east coast, west coast and a tour of Mexico, Jim and Joyce lived and loved every moment of their retirement.
When physical limitations took them off of the road, Jim poured himself into his family and spent his precious time with the love of his life; his wife of 52 years, Joyce.
Jim Hargrave has left an incredible heritage having touched so many lives through his godly example. Be it at home with his family or at work with his friends, JimÂ’s gentle spirit and generous heart will long be remembered.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Skip and his wife Mary Hargrave; daughter, Denell and her husband Rick Flores, and daughter Joy Hargrave. Grandchildren Brandon and Danielle Hargrave, Sara and Wade Wilson, Wendy and Daniel Montgomery, Jourdan and Greg Hayes, Hayden Hargrave, Hunter Hargrave, Ricky Flores, Dalton Hargrave, Isaac Hargrave, Hannah Brann, Ben Brann and Katy Brann. Great-grandchildren Christopher, Skylar, Holden, Cole, Harley, Sheridan, Kathryn, Carter and Cooper. Brother & Sister-in-Law; Monte & Brenda Hargarve, Sister; Mona Relph, Sister-in-Law; Lois Hargrave, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 10:00am at That Church A/G. Services will be officiated by Rev. Mike Howell, Rev. Nathan Ruch, and Rev. Ron Ruch. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his Grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to: Navarro County Child Advocacy Center, 120 E. 2nd Ave. Corsicana, Texas 75110.