James "Jim" W. Bellamy

February 13, 1932 - February 2, 2018

James W.  “Jim” Bellamy of Van Alstyne, Texas passed away on February 2, 2018 at the age of 85.  He was born on February 13, 1932 to Angus and Ruth (Parks) Bellamy in Rusk County, Texas.  Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He joined the Cockrell Hill Police Department in August of 1961. Jim then joined the Richardson Police Department in September of 1966 retiring in February of 1995 as Deputy Chief.  He had a total of 33 ½ years in Law Enforcement.  When President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Jim was one the officers at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff, Dallas when Lee Harvey Oswald was captured just minutes after Oswald had shot and killed Officer J.D. Tippet.

Jim is survived by his son, Steve Bellamy and wife, Colleen of Van Alstyne; grandchildren, Rachel Marie Bellamy and Kayla Rose Bellamy; brother, Wayne Bellamy; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Paul Kevin Bellamy; and sister, Joy Rowell.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  Entombment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Happy Heavenly Birthday Uncle Wendell. Love you & miss you terribly. I will see you again. Continue to give me those signs with the beautiful birds as I know you’re watching over me just as mom with the butterflies.
Cindee Graham, February 13, 2019 We were deeply saddened on hearing of Wendall's passing. He was always so special to my Mother (his Aunt Marian) and the family. The service was a fitting tribute to a life well lived.
David & Rhonda Tate, February 8, 2018 Uncle Wendell As we prepare to say goodbye I have a heavy heart. I will miss our long talks about life and our critters and how they bring such joy to our lives. I know your up there with Kevin and Aunt Joy watching over all of us. We will feel your presences and your arms wrap around all of us today. I love you and will miss you greatly. I love you uncle Wendell. karen Bellamy, February 6, 2018 My condolences to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15.
Amber Micka, February 6, 2018 To all the Bellamy family and Jim's beloved Friends, please know you will forever be in our thoughts. Even now I smile thinking of his robust laugh, his passion for life and his innate goodness. In every way, he captured the essence of a Texas Cowboy. I had the great privilege of being with him and my Sister on Monday, January 29. We all adored him. With Much Love, Lee Columbia, South Carolina Lee Hubbard Lumpkin, February 5, 2018 My condolences to the family and extended family. I will not be able to attend as I have a probate court date that morning in Henderson. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will be there in spirit. Wendall, you will be missed. Gary L. Procell, February 3, 2018 We are so saddened to learn of Jim's heart surgery complications. We send our deepest sympathies and are very sorry we cannot attend Jim's service on Tuesday. Please know our thoughts are with all of the family. Sgt. Jim (J.W.) & Jane Jackson, February 3, 2018 Uncle Wendall I still can’t believe your gone. Our hearts are broken. Love you always! Alicia Alicia , February 3, 2018