James A. "Jim"

Luscombe, Sr.

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James A. "Jim" Luscombe, Sr.

Jun 28 1925 - Jul 05 2004

Mr. James A. “Jim” Luscombe, Sr. was born June 28, 1925 the son of Hosea and Mattie Luscombe of Anna, Collin County, Texas. He grew up working the family farm with his brothers Frank and Burl and their sister Martha Lee. He was the salutatorian of the Anna High School graduating class of 1942. His college education was interrupted by service with the Army Air Corps during World War II and the occupation of Japan. He married Martha Sue Caldwell of Waco, Texas and they had three sons, Jim Jr., Tom and Sam. After the war Jim completed his engineering degree at Texas A&M and went on to Oklahoma State to obtain his Master Degree. His professional career started with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in cotton research at Chickasha, Oklahoma and Clemson, South Carolina. His beloved wife, Martha Sue passed away while they were in Clemson. Jim returned to Texas with his three sons and worked with the Texas Water Development Board. He was assigned to the Interstate Compact Commission on the Rio Grande River. Jim later married Helen Janette Nash of Sherman, Texas his loving and devoted wife these last 39 years. After a successful career with the State of Texas, Jim entered into private practice as an agricultural and civil engineer. Jim was ordained as a deacon with the First Baptist Church of Clemson. He continued serving Christ as a member of the Allandale Baptist Church in Austin and the First Baptist Church of Plano. During the last several years Jim was confronted with physical challenges that confined him to a wheel chair, yet he never complained. Jim and Helen traveled from coast to coast and beyond after their retirement, inspiring others with their spirit and love of life. He is survived by his wife, Helen J. Luscombe of Richardson, Texas; sons, Jim Luscombe, Jr. and wife, Robyn of Anna, Texas and Sam Luscombe and wife, Tracy also of Anna; grandchildren, James Luscombe, III of McKinney, Heath Luscombe of Roanoak, Elizabeth Schroeder of Anna and Tressie Johnsen of Dallas; sister, Martha McDowell and husband, George of Anna. He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom Luscombe; brothers, Burl and Frank Luscombe; and grandson, John Luscombe. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 8, 2004, in the First Baptist Church in Plano with Dr. Jerry Caslisle, Dr. Leon Adudell and Rev. Larry McGuire officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Plano Building Fund.
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