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James Lynn Gothard

January 9, 1945July 24, 2017
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James “Jimmy” Lynn Gothard, age 72, passed away on July 24, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on January 9, 1945 in Dallas, Texas to Arthur Leroy Gothard and Jamie Evelyn Allen. James was raised in Dallas and attended O M Roberts, JL Long, and Woodrow Wilson from 1952-1962. He served in the National Guard for 6 years and ranked E4 SP4.

He and Emile (Kim) Mancillas were together for 42 years before becoming husband and wife in 1989 and between the two, they had 5 children. He was a warehouse worker at Safeway for 20 years and was a custodian for Mesquite ISD for 10 years.

In his spare time, James enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He also enjoyed sitting outside in the yard drinking beer and horseracing and boat riding. He was also known for having a love for all his animals.

His family and friends will always remember him as a handful, loving, generous, stubborn and a very strong soul. James had a lifetime membership to the Mesquite PTA and served in the National Guard where he became a sharpshooter. James was 5th cousin to Clyde Barrow.

He is preceded in death by his father; Arthur Gothard, mother; Jamie Gothard and uncles and aunts.

He is survived by his son; James Lynn Gothard Jr. and wife Susan, daughter; Jamie Lynn Mancillas and husband Michael, daughter; Dee Smith and husband Robert, daughter; Sonya Johnson and daughter; Alisha Maxey and husband Glenn, daughter; Kimberly Risinger and husband Trovous. Sister; Debbie Hefley, brother; Donnie Gothard and wife Barbara and brother; Eddie Gothard and wife Vickey. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Christian, Lane, Shayna, Caleb, Kristie, Amanda, Ashley, Jessica, Amber, Steven, Brian, Bradley, Paige, Erika, Danielle, Natasha, Jazzmine and James and 21 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

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    Friday, July 28, 2017

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    Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Susan Gothard

August 14, 2017

Jimmy has said how he misses seeing you on the porch and stopping to visit before coming in the house after work. Again I'm glad we moved here so we could enjoy seeing you more often and helping any way we could. We miss you. I miss your own special greeting "Eeeee"! Jimmy and I do that to each other now on occasion and then smile at each other remembering you! That's the first thing I'm gonna do when I get to Heaven and listen for your reply....

Brian Maxey

August 14, 2017

I love you papa, I really didn't think it was your time to go but we dnt have any control over that I will always remember you as my only papa that I ever had you helped me so much and I thank you for that! I have your picture on my door so every time I leave I see you. I love you papa- Brian

Kristie, Cole, Kaylie and Kyler

August 14, 2017

Papaw we love you and miss you so much:/ thank you for always including me even though I'm not one of your grandkids by blood, you don't know just how much that means to me:) I love you more than you know!!! We went to mom's the other day and it made me upset to not see you sitting outside when we got there. We will all see you again one day!!!

James Gothard

August 14, 2017

Dear Jimmy and family: We were being selfish by wanting to keep you here with us but now you are out of suffering and in the ares of Jesus. We will always love you and think of you every day. Don said you were like a brother to him and to me, you were my precious cousin. Much love, Benita and Don Rich

Amber Mancillas

August 14, 2017

Papa I love you more than you will ever know! I will always remember the good times! You taught me how to drive and then you taught my kids how to drive. I remember always being by your side. The camping trips, swimming in the 3rd tank and taking me fishing! You are the best Papa in the whole world. I miss you so much. I miss your daily phone calls just so you could talk crap to me. Lol I wish they had a phone in heaven so I could still hear your voice every day. I love you Papa and miss you so much.

Love,
Amber ( Booger Fart knocker)

Debbie Hefley

August 14, 2017

I miss my brother. I Love You

Lane Bradshaw

August 13, 2017

Dear Papa, you will forever be my bestfriend, the man who raised me, taught me how to fish and to shoot a gun. I love you, your grandson
- Lane "jaws"

Emile--Kim Gothard

August 13, 2017

Loved you then--Love you now--Love you always. Forty Two years of ups and downs and mostly struggles but always love and happy times to overcome the hard times. It still was not enough time. I wish you were still here but your not and I miss you so much. Our love does not end here. I know you will have a place ready for me when I join you and our love story will continue as your heart is my heart and my heart yours. No one on this earth will take your place. So until we see each other again' remember' I love you more. Your better half. Emile (Kim) Mancillas Gothard.

Debbie Hefley

August 9, 2017

My dear sweet brother. He was like my second Daddy. Always watching out for me. I couldn't go anywhere without him and if I tried to sneak off I wouldn't get far down the road before my phone would ring. Where you going ? He would get on my last nerve sometimes but sure wish he was still here to get on my last nerve. I miss so much he and I setting on his porch every afternoon. He loved to do this until he got so bad he was unable to do it. But I would still go over and visit. Bless his heart I think when his eye sight got so bad he just gave up. He fought a long and hard battle. I miss him so so very much. He will forever be in my Heart. Jimmy, I Love You.

Albert/ Barbara Cano

July 28, 2017

With Heartfelt Condolences to The Gorthard Family, Jimmy was one of the first neighbors we met when we first moved to Kemp. He was " OLD SCHOOL " no one was a stranger and with his "TATTERED OVERALLS" he was always ready to lend a helping hand day or night. He loved his wife Kim and all the kids and family on GOTHARD ACRES..He also loved the large family gatherings... ( And there were many ) MEMORIES,HAPPINESS, and LOVE, seemed to radiate in and around the " Old Homestead" ....Gonna miss his jolly face, and we'll remember him with a smile every time we see an old man with a pair of " TATTERED OVERALLS " .....R.I.P. "OLD MAN"

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I want to wish my daddy a very very happy birthday. He is 71 today!
Happy birthday daddy. :)

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