Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


May 10, 2014

James Henry Brazier

NEW SUMMERFIELD — Funeral services for James Henry Brazier, age 92, of New Summerfield are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Vernon Lee and Dr. Edwin Crank officiating.  Interment will be at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in Ponta.

Mr. Brazier passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Tyler.

He was born August 23, 1921 in Lone Star, TX.

James was a Shriner, 32 Degree Mason, and served in the Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He worked in the oil field for 42 years and of those years, the last 29 years for Teledyne Movible Off Shore Oil Company where he retired as Vice President of Operations. He was in charge of off shore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and South East Asia. James wildcattled some on his own finding three small fields two in South Texas and one in North East Tennessee.   He was a pilot and began flying when he was 15 years old. He owned his own plane and thoroughly loved flying. He also loved golf, life, and his family. James was a devout Christian and loved the Lord.

James attended Ponta High School and SMU.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. and Manila Brazier; first wife of 66 years of Margaret Brazier; son, Tony William Brazier; and brother, Billy Brazier.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Ann Brazier of New Summerfield; daughter-in-law, Jan Brazier of Jacksonville; grandson, Scott Brazier of Jacksonville; sister-in-law, Nedra Brazier of New Summerfield; nieces, Pam Brazier and Paula Davis both of New Summerfield; several stepchildren, step grandchildren; and step great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin on Monday, May 12, 2014 with family receiving friends from 5-7p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

“Someone said the only money that does any good in your next life is what you give away while you are on Earth. That is the way I tried to live.”

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