James Keith Carlisle

August 28, 1961April 23, 2021

James Keith Carlisle, 59, of Wills Point, passed away April 23, 2021 in Canton. He was born August 8, 1961 in Dallas County.

Mr. Carlisle loved photography, life, God, his family and playing video games. One of his greatest joys on earth, other than being a Christian, was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. James also enjoyed working in his yard. His favorite Scripture was Ephesians 6:10-18, the whole armor of God.

James is preceded in death by his parents, James Felix and Erma Adgie Fife Carlisle. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Beatty; son, Jessie Walters and his wife, Angela; daughter, Jennifer Walters and her husband, Ricky Paslay; four grandchildren: Ethan Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Jalynne “Monkey” Paslay and Olivia “Ollie No No” Paslay.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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Lorrie Pickering

April 27, 2021

My mom, Ema Jean Marcum Beckerley, was Aunt Adgie’s niece. They were very close and my mom loved her dearly. I first met Keith when he was a baby and Aunt Adgie and Uncle James brought him to Austin to show him off. He was the apple of his mom’s eye!! Although we lost touch as adults we kept tabs on him and I remember him as a sweetheart. I’m very sorry for your loss. I know his mom and the rest of the Fife/Marcum family are celebrating his arrival in heaven! I pray peace and comfort to you and your family.