Freddy Wayne James

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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


9 thoughts on “Freddy Wayne James”

  1. Jeannie Stinson

    You made me laugh and were always kind. My parents were grateful to call you their Best Friend… I know you’ve just gone fishing.

  2. Brad, Kari, Kristin, Adrian, Kelcee and Kaleb

    Our hearts are heavy for you and your loss of Freddy. We pray that our precious Lord and King will wrap you in his loving arms as you grieve. That He will give you comfort.
    We also pray that Freddy is right where he wants to be, in the presence of the one who made him and calls him son.
    We send you all of our love and support.

  3. I know that you are in a great place Freddy, at peace and pain free! I pray that Shirley and the family can find that peace as they grieve this loss! You all are loved!

  4. Sending hugs and prayers for comfort and peace to Aunt Shirley and family. May precious memories of Freddy continue to uplift you all. In loving memory of him.
    Love you all.
    Joy, David and Family

  5. Ann, Chuck and Mark Ferguson

    Sorry to hear about Freddy. We enjoyed the time that you lived in Shallowater, could also find Freddy outside tending to his yard, and how proud he was of it. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. When I read the news of your graduation to Glory I imediately thought back to our last our last vists. They were m the Estacado -Pampa football game our homecoming at Whiteface. Each one of those lasted over two hours, and I enjoyed that fellowship of recounting so many memories ! Rest In Peace my friend and I send prayers and love to your family♥️???? Dale Read

  7. You and your mother Stella were so kind to me when we lived in Mesa, AZ. You were a good friend. Congratulations on living a great life old friend.

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