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James George Alix

January 27, 1943 - March 23, 2019

James George Alix (Pop), age 76, of Waco, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  He was born on January 27, 1943, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Marjorie Moore (Keith) and Robert Albert Alix.  On October 9, 2000, James married Dona Pearl Johnson in Bristol, Rhode Island.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1981, awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship ribbon, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant.  Following retirement, he earned his Automotive Associates Degree at Ranger Junior College, 10 years as an over the road semi-truck driver for Norton Abrasives, followed by 2 years driving for AF and Navy Surplus and lastly 10 years with Hertz Rental.  He has been a proud life time member and participant of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.  He will be dearly missed as a member of the Royal Air Force Welford Group formed by members he served with for 3 years while based in England in 1964 through 1967 and with surviving members meeting every 2 years in different locations throughout the United States.  

James is survived by his wife, Dona Pearl Alix; his children, James Alix Jr. and his wife, Misty, and Bryan Alix and his wife, Ana; his nine grandchildren, Nichole, Maranda, Jaden, Emily, Aaron, London, Britton, Cambridge, Sutton, Andie, and Bailey; his siblings, Karen, Charlene, Steven, Debbie and Robin; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Mary Alix; brother Robert Ernest Joseph Alix; sister, Brenda Jean Babineau, and his beloved son, Faron Keith Alix. 

James (Pop) was passionate about auto racing but especially NASCAR, classic automobiles, his dream of restoring a 1940 Ford Coupe someday, supporting his grandchildren at sporting events and a good game of darts.  His true love and pride beyond this country, its military and veterans, but in all of his family and in supporting and sharing in their achievements and successes in life with all his heart. 

Family and friends are invited to a Visitation at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 8520 Main Street, Frisco, on Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held here Friday, March 29, 2019, beginning at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Larry Megason.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park, 7800 Sanctuary Drive, Frisco, Texas.

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James was my boss while we served in Korea in 1978. Great guy who I am sure will be missed, dearly. Rest in peace my old friend. Michael Carravetta, April 22, 2019 I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Glad we got a chance to visit at our class reunion (Class of 1961, Pepperell HighSchool). My sincere sympathies to all of his family. May he rest in peace.
Jerri (Stewart) Hamilton, April 1, 2019 Donna, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Carol Micalizzi, April 1, 2019 Dear Dona and family, sincere condolences from us both, love Sheila and Ray Shaw, members of the RAF Welford Family which was so meaningful to Jim and yourself.
Ray and Sheila Shaw, March 31, 2019 We so enjoyed visiting with you and Jimmy at our last class reunion...our sympathies go out to you and all your family. Sincerely, Dixie and John Pickard, Pepperell High School Class of 1961
Dixie pickard, March 31, 2019 Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Dona & the family. We enjoyed the time we spent with you & Jim in DC at the Welford reunion. Such a wonderful group & memories. Jim will be missed.
Linda Eichacker, March 31, 2019 Heaven has gained a real angel! It's never easy to say goodbye so we'll see you later Jim! You will be missed tremendously. Psalms 34:18 says The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We love and miss you Jim, until next time buddy! Shawn Love, March 28, 2019 When I first met Jim 5 years ago he was like my dad. We talked about his time in the service, his children and his lovely wife Donna. When I needed advice I could ask him his thoughts and he would give me the Dad answer. I remember asking him to come to my Wedding and they both did. Jim knew my father from his visits to the VA as well and attended his wedding. Jim was not only a co worker he and Donna are Family. My heart is so hurt for losing him but I know he is in a better place smiling down on all of us. There is so much I can say but not enough space. Love you always and forever, Tanisha
Tanisha Hall- Mcdade , March 28, 2019 Jim never met a stranger, he was always friendly and helpful to everyone he encountered, and ready with a "dad joke." I will miss your smiling face. Theresa Allen, March 26, 2019 Rest in peace friend.
William(Bill) Fitzgerald, March 26, 2019