OBITUARY

James Powers Exum Jr.

December 5, 1926August 25, 2017
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James Powers Exum, 90, passed away August 25, 2017 at Providence Hospice. Funeral service will be held at 3:00p.m., Wednesday, September 6, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will take place 11a.m., Thursday, September 7, in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas. James was born December 5, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri to James Powers, Sr. and Louise (Ramsay) Exum. Following his graduation from Austin High School, he attended The University of Texas. While there he became a legacy member of Theta Xi Fraternity. He graduated with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Throughout his lifetime he worked as an engineer for United Gas Co. and Pipeline in several different cities including Houston, Beaumont, Jackson and Shreveport. James was a veteran of the United States Navy. Some of his hobbies included Ballroom dancing, Stamp collecting, Train Locomotive excursions and philanthropy. He was also an avid Longhorns fan. He is preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Robert Ramsay Exum. Survivors include his devoted and loyal wife of 68 years, Betty Jean Clement; children James Powers Exum III of Seminole, Alabama, Beth Exum Johnson of New Orleans, Louisiana and Frank Exum of Waco, Texas; and several grandchildren.

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 7, 2017
REMEMBERING

James Powers Exum Jr.

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Jan Fornèy-Holden

September 6, 2017

Though my heart breaks for you, I remember their smiling faces, so proud, positive and supportive as they danced at your wedding and each time they journeyed to our gigs. Your Dad's laughter and loving, buoyant spirit live on joyously in you, Frank! Sending love and prayers to sustain and comfort you, your sweet, loving Mom and all the Exum family. My love and condolences...

Steve & Gina Deramee

September 6, 2017

Gina and I are praying for you, that God will comfort you in your loss, and allow you to delight in the knowledge that his suffering is over and he is in the presence of Jesus!!

Tonee Calhoun

September 4, 2017

The deep felt joy of having known a man
Who loved me once, and like the shifting sands,
Blessed my life with more moments than these,
Of love he showed toward someone like me,
Imparting knowledge, and wisdom profound
He picked me up, never setting me down
Looking up into his smile always brought the joy
That I'd impressed him with what I learned as his boy,
Stern at times, but with tenderness,
Big bear hugs and a loving kiss
He steered me right , with a knowing hand,
Through the danger fields ,to a peacefilled land
He loved me once, and that once for all time
And I'll love him once, that father of mine.
A dashing figure with wings, I'd believe
As he flies to God's business on a soft cool breeze.
Tonee Calhoun

Sherrell Huff

September 4, 2017

Bruce and I send our love and condolences during this difficult time.

Sandy Morrell McFaul

September 4, 2017

My love and prayers are with you all in the Exum family. May God grant you love and peace during this time.

Tina Houseman

September 1, 2017

Godspeed and prayers for perpetual light to encase your family, for all of lifes journeys toward Bliss for all...Rest in Peace, James Exum...
Tina and Dywayne.

Tina Houseman

September 1, 2017

Godspeed and prayers for perpetual light to encase your family, for all of lifes journeys toward Bliss for all...Rest in Peace...Tina and Duwayne.

Susie Ochoa

September 1, 2017

Condolences from Susie and Johnny Ochoa. May he rest in peace. Sending the family peace and comfort.

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim, Deborah, Mom and Dad in El Dorado, KS Christmas

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim, Betty, Terry, Frank and Femi 2015