|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1938|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 2009|
James Robert McLennan, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. Interment: Hood Family Cemetery in Aledo. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Biggers Funeral Home.
A reception will follow the service at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Dustin Payne.
Memorials: The family respectfully requests donations be made to
Starpoint School Scholarship Fund, Texas Christian University, P.O. Box 297410, Fort Worth, Texas 76129; or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington, Road Bethesda, Md. 20814, www.cff.org.
Pallbearers will be: Bobby Patton, Wayne Middleton, Jimmy Martin,
Mike Gammage, Robin Whitson and Rob Meyers. Honorary pallbearers, Jim Miller, Dick Moore, Bob Gordon, Don White, Bill Winkler, Jack Crowley, James Lemons and Jerry Thomas.
James was born in Haskell County on Jan. 2, 1938, to Betty Faye and Wallace McLennan.
The family moved to Lake Worth in 1942. James finished Lake Worth High School at the age of 16 and attended Arlington State College.
Over his life he was a real estate developer, oil company owner and a mining metallurgist. He and his wife Jackie lived in Wickenburg, Ariz., for 13 years when he began his mining company, where they made wonderful friends and memories before moving back to Fort Worth in 2002. He enjoyed frequent gatherings with friends and family where he prepared the most incredible meals on his outdoor barbecue.
James will be remembered as a bright, innovative, determined optimist with a big loving heart, kind spirit and a great sense of humor who always put his family first.
Survivors: His wife, Jackie of Fort Worth; daughter, Kimberly Payne and husband, Dustin, of Fort Worth; sons, Bruce McLennan and wife, Caroline, of Fort Worth, Jim McLennan and wife, Lesa, of Pedenville, Jay McLennan and partner, Scott Cook, of Dallas;
sister, Glenda Smith and husband, Tommy, of Fort Worth;
brother, Bodie McLennan and wife, Suzanne, of Fort Worth;
grandchildren, Hood Whitson of Los Angeles, Calif., Kristen Cole and husband, Tommy, of Dallas, and Alexandra McLennan of Kermit;
nieces, Kelly Smith of Fort Worth and Ashley McLennan of Weatherford; nephews, Matt McLennan and wife, Kayla, of Gruver, and Thom Smith and wife, Bridgett, of Aledo; great-nieces, great-nephews; and many cousins and loving friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on October 10, 2009
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Oct 10, 2009
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