Freddy Wayne James passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 75 years on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 3 PM at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers with reception to follow.
Freddy was born on November 7, 1942, the only child of Ray and Stella James in Lubbock. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1960-1964 during the Vietnam War. On August 16, 1985 he married Shirley Johnston in Lubbock. Freddy retired from Atmos Energy. He coached Little Dribblers and Little League for many years. He spent many summers at White River Lake teaching young boys and girls including his grandchildren how to water ski. Freddy was an avid Texas Tech fan.
He was preceded in death by parents and a son, Kenny James.
Freddy is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Becky Mowery and husband, Joel of Lubbock; and Carla Lambright and husband, Kevin of Plainview; six grandchildren, Dillon, Dustin, Tiffany and husband Jesse Devora, Garrett, Thomas and Kaitlyn; and two great–grandsons, Wyatt and Carson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to UMC Foundation at www.umchealthsystem.com/giving/umc-foundation.