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James Reed Bourland

October 2, 1932 - February 29, 2016

James Reed Bourland was born October 2, 1932 in Collin County, Texas to Ross Bourland and Irene Anderson Bourland. He married Hazel McMillin on June 24, 1953 in McKinney, Texas. He died Monday, February 29, 2016 at Park Place Manor in Belton, Texas at the age of 83. He was a resident of Belton, Texas.

James was a retired bus driver for the Tom Bean Public Schools. He was a member of the Inspiration Point Cowboy Church in Tom Bean.

He is survived by son, Ron Bourland and wife Carla of Belton; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 54 years, Hazel Bourland; brothers, Billy and Clayton Bourland.

Graveside Services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, March 4, 2016 at Pilot Grove Cemetery, Pilot Grove, Texas. Officiating the service will be Brother Duane Peters.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6-8pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Whitewright, Texas.

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Very sorry to learn of the passing of James. I knew him at Whitewright High School, then I moved to Sunray Texas and got a temporary job baleing hay. When I showed up for work, James was there waiting for me. We baled hay from 6 at night to 6 in the morning. We had a lot of fun while we worked, and we palled around before I joined the navy. Tried to get him to join up with me, but he was not ready yet. When I came home from boot camp, I learned of his racing accident. In later years, I tried to locate him, in the Tom Bean area, but was not successful. He was a good guy. Wilford House Haughton, Louisiana
Wilford House, March 9, 2016 May the "hearer of prayer"continue to strengthen your family during this most difficult time. The days ahead will get easier,as those close to you provide the support and encouragement you need to stay strong. Share your memories they will be a source of comfort that can help you and your family to cope and grant you peace.
The Sigler Family, March 5, 2016 It was my pleasure to take care of Mr. Bout land during his last days. He was always a ray of sunshine. He loved to be around people and good gospel music. He will be missed dearly!
Megan Vasquez, March 4, 2016 My sympathy to Mr. Bourland’s family. It was my pleasure to deliver meals to him for several years and missed him after he moved to Belton. He was always an interesting and pleasant gentleman.
Rhoda Harris, March 3, 2016