Rev. James Gary Haynes Sr., 73, died in his sleep Jan. 13, 2014, and is now with the Lord.
Service is 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Trickham Union Church in Trickham, Texas, with interment at Trickham Cemetery. Visitation is 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Henderson Funeral Home in Coleman, Texas.
He was born June 22, 1940. James was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. But above all he was a follower of Christ. James became an ordained Baptist preacher in 1977 and was a great steward of Christ.
James is survived by his wife of 53-½ years Velma Jean “Jackie” Haynes; children, James Gary Haynes Jr. and Kimberly Haynes, John David Haynes, Joseph Maurice Haynes and Luke Jason Haynes; siblings, Wanda Joyce Haynes Titchen and Richard Titchen, Connie Joe Haynes Seals and Bobby Seals, George Jerald Haynes and Carolyn Haynes, Jeanelle Pauline Haynes Permenter and Wally Permenter, Carol Jane Haynes Faychak and Al Faychak and Janice Sue Haynes Kindel; grandchildren, Laura Martin, James Gary Haynes III, Amy Haynes, Benjamin Haynes, Brooke Haynes, Daniel Haynes Briana Sowell, Caitlyn Haynes, Brady Sowell, Jacob Haynes, Bryce Sowell, Luke Haynes, Joshua Haynes and River Haynes; and great-grandchildren, Lilah Flock and James Gary Haynes, IV.
James is preceded in death by his parents, George Joseph Haynes and Goldie Pauline Welch Haynes; parents-in-law, Willie Maurice Nesby and Annie Mae “Polly” Carraway Nesby; sister, Gloria June Haynes; daughter, Debra Jean Haynes Sowell; and granddaughter, Heather Jeanine Haynes Lee.