A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of James Christian Blumenthal will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Union Presbyterian Church. A small celebration of his life will continue after the service in the church Fellowship Hall for family and friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.

James Christian Blumenthal, 69, of Brownwood passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Songbird Lodge in Brownwood. James was born Dec. 15, 1944, in Brownwood, Texas, to Jules Christian and Viola Jan Parker Blumenthal. He was a lifetime resident of Brownwood and a member of Union Presbyterian Church.

James was a graduate of Brownwood High School in 1963. His first job was for J.R. Beadle Grocery Story in Brownwood, Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store in Georgetown, Riverside Motel in Brownwood, L.B. Bowman, Pulido’s in Brownwood and Altergates in Brownwood.

James was survived by a caring friend, Andrew Regian of Brownwood and his church family; a sister, Agnes Charmaine and husband Fred Langenegger; two nieces, Sara Lee (Clay) Lengenegge and Ruth Ann Reyes (Karl); and one nephew, Aaron Christian Langenegger; five great-nieces, Hali Jordan (Clay) Langenegge, Hanna Elizabeth (Clay) Langenegger, Heddi Catherine (Clay) Langenegger, Bronte Viola Reyes and Glory Bella Reyes; and one great-nephew, Ayrton Christian Reyes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Rodger Bond and Eugene Herschal Blumenthal; and one infant sister, Elizabeth Jane Blumenthal.