James "Jim" Craig Blazier

December 30, 1946 - February 23, 2012

James “Jim” Craig Blazier, age 65, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on February 23, 2012.  Jim was born December 30, 1946, in West Monroe, Louisiana, to James Monroe and Mary Ione (Craig) Blazier.  On August 30, 1980, he married Tamara Jan Adkins, in Longview, Texas.  Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He retired from Lucent Technologies in 2001 where he was employed for thirty-five years.  Jim was involved in Kiwanis; serving as President and as a member of the board of directors.  He was a member of Waddill Street Baptist Church in McKinney since 1992, where he was a Sunday school teacher, trustee, deacon, and minister of the senior adults.  More than anything, Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Tamara Blazier; son, James Micheal Blazier and wife, Lupe of Caddo Mills, Texas; daughters, Traci D’Anne Hill and husband, Cass of Saginaw, Texas and Dawn Blazier of Rockwall, Texas; grandchildren, Chase Carlson, Chandler Carlson, and Ryan Blazier; step-mother, Alice Blazier; sister, Sharna Blazier; brother, Shawn Blazier and wife Carol; and numerous other loving family members.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Albert Blazier and Dennis Blazier.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Waddill Street Baptist Church in McKinney, Texas with Rev. Rick Ballard and Dr. Woody Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2012, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.

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I am truly sorry for your loss, Tamara. I did not hear of Jim's passing until last weekend, or I would have attended the memorial service. Tamara, if you are having trouble remembering me, I knew you from working at Western Electric in Greenville many years ago. I have fond memories of how sweet you both were, and how happy you were as a couple. Lesliann Ortega, February 28, 2012 I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted. Denice Webb, February 25, 2012 I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted. Denice Webb, February 25, 2012 Dawn, so sorry to read of your loss in today's McKy CG. You and yours are in my prayers. Love Carolyn McCarley, February 25, 2012 Tamara, No words can express how much Mr. Jim is loved and will be missed,He is with the LORD that he loved and honored with love and his life. I love you. Georgia Cox, February 25, 2012 Dear Tamara, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was definitely a ray of sunshine wherever he went. Heaven's rejoicing today to welcome him Home. Callie Dunn, February 25, 2012