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James Harold “Jim” Thames, Jr.

James Thames obit picJames Harold “Jim” Thames, Jr., age 76, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at his home. Jim was born on July 18, 1944 in Jacksonville to James Harold Thames, Sr. and Minnie Ruth Todd Thames. He was an active member and past Master of Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 AF&AM and was also a member of the Grapeland Lodge #473 AF&AM. Jim taught stained glass classes and was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a master jeweler and watch repairman for 45 years and he and his wife Kathy, were owners of Thames Jewelry Store on the square in Crockett.

Jim is survived by his wife, Kathy Thames of Crockett; son, Russell T. Thames and wife, Amanda of College Station; daughter, Deirdre Babcock and husband, Chris of Aledo; grandchildren, Ryan James Thames, Nicolas Todd Thames, Gregg Babcock, Megan Babcock; sister, Elizabeth Roarke Williamson and husband, Rick of Flower Mound; niece, Shelly Renee Kelly and husband, David of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Minnie Ruth Thames; brother, Roy Glenn Thames.

Memorial services for James Harold “Jim” Thames, Jr., will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021 in the First Christian Church with Dr. Tim Allen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 AF&AM, P.O. Box 955, Crockett, TX 75835.

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  1. Kathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Jim. Our prayer for you is that God in His mercy will give you strength and will comfort your heart as you trust in His love. May you rest in His presence today and many tomorrows. Sincerely, A.C. and Pam Rains

  2. Prayers for Thames family❤️🙏🏻 Rest In Peace jim

  3. Kathy and family, our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jim was a special man and loved by so many. May God give you peace and comfort.

  4. Kathy, so saddened when I heard about Jim. He was such a kind man. Always there was a smile on his face. Prayers for you and your family 🙏

  5. Kathy, prayers for you and your family. God Bless.

  6. Kathy, we are still in shock. We just can’t believe Jim is gone. Bless your heart. Our prayers will be with you. Much love from Carl & Evelyn.

  7. Kathy, Praying for you through this difficult time. Jim was such a joyful person. May the Lord be your comfort, Jackie and Charlene.

  8. Kathy, I am heartbroken to learn that you have lost your dear James. Please know that you have my deepest sympathies.
    Love, Carol Dawson

  9. Prayers for such a sweet people. Always sharing kindness & excitement. A true blessing to the family that is downtown Crockett. Will miss his Smile & the sincere visits. Prayers, Mrs. Kathy. In His Grip.

  10. With love, our prayers go out to all of Jim’s family. We were honored to get to know Jim better once we moved to Jacksonville. He was the only one trusted to clean our rings.

  11. To Kathy and all of Jim’s family, our sympathies are with you. Our love and prayers as well. We are grateful we got to see him and some of ya’ll at the Todd 100 year family reunion. He was a great guy. We’re in CA so won’t be able to make it to the service but know we are there in spirit. With our love, Sherrie, Joel, and Tiffany.

  12. I am very saddened to hear of Jim’s illness and passing. Kathy, you and Jim were always considered very dear friends. Your in my thoughts and prayers.


  13. To the family of Jim Thames. My prayers are with you thru this time of sorrow.
    Jim will be missed and he will be sending us his love on the wings of a Dove. He was my jeweler for many years. Art and Mary Montanari

  14. Dear Kathy
    We Are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful man and always spend time with my husband when he came into town he will truly be missed. Our community has lost a great man. I thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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