Barbara Faye Moreland

June 24, 1933February 16, 2014

Below please find the combined obituary of Jim and Barbara Moreland.

James Roy Moreland was born March 8, 1929 in Irving, Texas. He was the son of William Jefferson Moreland and Dottie Crowley Moreland and was also the son of Don and Pat Christian. Jim graduated from Irving High School and enlisted in the United States Army where he was assigned to the 11th Airborne. There he trained paratroopers for the Korean Conflict but was never deployed. After leaving the military service, Jim enrolled at the University of Texas where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Jim’s business career was spent with Texas Instruments. He held several patents and was a major contributor in TI’s development of integrated circuitry. He retired from TI in the early 90s. While living in Los Colinas, Jim was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Irving Independent School District. He was an avid sportsman most notably as a bird hunter. He enjoyed hunting quail, dove and turkey with his beloved Brittany Spaniels.

Barbara Faye Cannon Moreland was also born in Irving on June 24, 1933. She was the daughter of Roy Cannon and Naomi (Oma) Borah Cannon. She too was a graduate of Irving High School where she played basketball for the Lady Tigers. Barbara was raised on the family farm which sat on the land that formed the south end of the DFW airport. Barbara and Jim were married in July of 1957 and she was a stay at home mother raising their two daughters. She was an artist, an outstanding cook, gardener, and a wonderful caregiver. Her nickname of “Dead Eye” speaks to her bird hunting prowess.

Barbara and Jim are survived by two daughters; Evrin Ford of Beaumont and Debra Lynn Moreland Richard of Carrollton, two grandchildren Kelly Ann Smith and Casey Ray James Smith. Also surviving is their great granddaughter Dakota Jean Smith and a number of Jim’s siblings. A memorial service to celebrate the Moreland’s lives will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Hunter’s Glen Baptist Church in Plano. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Institute or Carl Farleys Boys Ranch (West Texas).


  • Memorial Service Friday, February 28, 2014

Barbara Faye Moreland

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March 16, 2015

Aunt Barbara,
I think about you often and miss talking to you. Love you and Uncle Jim

Carole Cannon

February 27, 2014

Debra, extremely shocked to hear about this great loss for you. My deepest sympathies. Will be in my thoughts for a long time. Sincerely...Mak Madadi

Harriet Garnett, cousin

February 25, 2014

After connecting with Barbara after so many, many years it is sad to lose her. I offer my deepest sympathy to her family.

Amy and Paul Dreimiller

February 24, 2014

We will miss Barbara and Jim. They were wonderful neighbors and we will always remember those little ways they looked out for us. The phone calls to close our garage doors and Jim putting the garbage cans out for us on trash days were examples of their concern. Barbara was so sweet giving us plants out of her garden to improve ours. We also like to remember the Halloween cookies and special treats she gave to the girls. We are glad Jim and Barbara are together and are sure they have found peace along with their Dotty.

Amy and Paul Dreimiller

February 24, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of Barbara, Jim, and Dottie. I am especially sorry for the family because it must be so hard to mourn both parents at once. Jim and Barbara were wonderful neighbors. But Barbara was more than a neighbor. She was a friend. I will miss her. I know she and Jim are together in a better place without pain.

Carl Herring

February 24, 2014

Donna and I have you in our prayers, Debra.

February 23, 2014

Our hearts are heavy with sadness for Evrin and Debra. Just know you were the light of their eyes.
We shared many happy times with your Mom and Dad. It has been many years since we last saw them, but our memories are there forever.

Bob & Ellen Furgerson
Fort Worth

Cousin, Ramona

February 23, 2014

"Debra and Evrin, Please accept my condolences. Uncle Jim and Aunt Barbara meant so much to all of us and will be missed, deeply. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pamela Rueda

February 21, 2014

Debbie and Blane - My heart and prayers are with you and yours. May you find solace in your parents' memories, and in the fact that they are now peaceful, smiling together in God's heaven. Pamela and James Devenport

Greg and Cyndi Rodgers

February 21, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.