OBITUARY

Richard "Dick" James

September 10, 1940November 24, 2018
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Richard James, 78, of Conroe, passed away on November 24 in The Woodlands.

Funeral services will be held 9:00a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in the Robb Chapel at the Woodlands United Methodist Church with Reverend Cliff Ritter officiating. Arrangements are by Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Richard was born in Melrose, Massachusetts to Amy and Kenneth James on September 10, 1940. He went to school at Melrose High School. He married Sandra Pratt on November 24, 1962 in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from Paul Smith’s College. He worked in airline catering for several organizations for over 40 years. He was involved in the Horspitality Committee at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as well as volunteering at Memorial Herman Hospital in The Woodlands.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Amy, wife Sandra, brother Robert, and grandson Peyton James.

Richard is survived by daughter Debbie Smith and husband Russell, son David James and wife Lisa, and daughter Dawn Hines and husband Dustin, sisters Lyn Roberts and Patricia Blades, brother Brad James, and grandchildren Elizabeth Matthews, Emmalee James, Madison Hines, and Ian Widener.

Memorials may be given to GBS CIDP Foundation. https://www.gbs-cidp.org/ or to the Memorial Hermann Foundation https://www.memorialhermann.org/foundation/

Richard’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of Memorial Hermann Hospital of The Woodlands, and the staff at the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Richard "Dick" James

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Bradley James

December 16, 2018

Good Bye Bro, God Bless You. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to see each other and talk at Elizabeth’s wedding in Louisville back in July of ’17. With him being the oldest and me being the youngest of the five kids, eighteen years apart, we never really had much time together and never really got to know each other very well.
When we spoke in Louisville, I had a chance to share with him one of my earliest memories, not only of him, but plain and simply, one of my earliest memories. Some background, he and I shared a bedroom for a short time at 225 First Street, Melrose, MA. We were in the small front bedroom where he, of course, had the bed and I was stuck in the crib in the corner of the room, which I had outgrown some time ago. Then came the day when he “officially” moved out and I GOT THE BED!!
He remembered those days and said he remembered after I got the bed, every time he came back home he had to sleep on the couch. We both had a good laugh!

Bridget Crawford

November 28, 2018

Richard was my "dancing partner". I loved listening to his stories about his family, the rodeo and volunteering at the hospital. He made a tremendous impact on my life and he will hold a special place in my heart. Blessed to have known him.
Bridget

Pam McCullough

November 28, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with the James’ family at this time. I so enjoyed volunteering with Dick at Memorial Hermann Hospital. He was always talking about his wife, children, grandkids, and mother in law. It was very apparent he was a true family man. Pam McCullough

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