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James Calvin Whitcomb Jr.

January 18, 1964May 7, 2020

James Calvin Whitcomb Jr., age 56, of Copperas Cove, Texas passed away on Thursday May 7, 2020. James was born January 18, 1964 in Rome, New York to Joyce Whitcomb and Jim Whitcomb.

James grew up in Oneida, NY and graduated from Oneida High School. James married Rebecca in Bamburg, Germany on October 4, 1990.

James was in the US Army for 8 1/2 years before going into the Food Service Industry for 20 years. During James time in the Army he served time in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was awarded: National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, three OLC, two Good Conduct Awards, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Starts, Expert Marksmanship Badge Rifle/M16 and Combat Infantry Badge.

In James's free time he loved to watch his Dallas Cowboys play and traveling to Sea World in San Antonio. He had a service cat Cookie who was his best friend for eight years.

James is survived by his wife, Rebecca; son Michael; son Corey; daughter Katie; daughter Brittany; daughter Jessica; and son James III; mother Joyce Whitcomb; sister Bobby and sister Terry and 12 grandchildren

James was preceded in death by; father Jim Whitcomb; sister Kathy.

Due to COVID 19 Services are pending for a later date at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas with Military Honors.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com for the Whitcomb family.


  • Jim Whitcomb, Father (deceased)
  • Joyce Whitcomb, Mother
  • Kathy, Sister (deceased)
  • Bobby, Sister
  • Terry, Sister
  • Michael, Son
  • Corey, Son
  • Katie, Daughter
  • Brittany, Daughter
  • Jessica, Daughter
  • James III, Son
  • Rebecca, Wife

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Lonnie Ellis

May 20, 2020

Sending our prayers to the whole Whitcomb family. James will always be in our thoughts. He was a true inspiration to all those he met and worked with. I consider it an honor to have known James. I could always rely on a big smile and a little snicker. You will be missed my dear friend.

Breath Your peace and comfort on these whom have lost a great man. Thank You for allowing the world to have been touched by James. I pray Your hand upon Becky and their family. Every good and perfect gift comes from above Lord. Thank You for James. Amen

Taler Brown

May 14, 2020

My condolences to Mrs. Rebecca and their family. I’ll be praying for y’all

Taler Brown

May 14, 2020

My husband and I lived across from Mr. James and Mrs. Rebecca for 4 years. Before that I had the pleasure of knowing him through our work. He’s one of the greatest people my husband and I have met and our kids love him and his wife sooooo much. Everytime they went outside they’d go and talk with them. We share many memories and conversations with them. We had barely moved a month ago and then found out he passed. The news was truly heartbreaking as we love Mrs. Rebecca and Mr. James a lot. He is and will be greatly missed! ❤️

Brooke Conover

May 12, 2020

Thank you for welcoming and loving my daughter from the very start. You were the BEST father in law to her, father, husband and grandpa to your family. We were all blessed to know you and have you in our lives. Your legacy will definitely live on through your children..Kennon and Ella WILL know what a special man their grandpa was. We love you and will hold you and all the memories shared in our hearts. RIP JIM!

Donna Thompson

May 12, 2020

Total shock of sadness. 😢 Always sincere, smiling, and sharing his life, love and grandkids. Prayers and thoughts for such a huge loss. God be with you all. So sorry Bec.

Robert "Bob" Hooper

May 12, 2020

Whitcomb (James) was a great man, he was my brother, I am shocked and sadden at the news of his passing, for his family, I am so sorry for your loss. James and his family are in my thoughts and prayers..God bless you all.

Celeste Staple-Smith

May 12, 2020

Such a great kid I used to babysit. RIP

Kathy Teeter

May 12, 2020

Jim was a great guy, him and Becky are wonderful people/friends and Jim will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to Becky, Brittany, Jessica, James and their extended family- may his memory live on in his kids and grandchildren.


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