James Earl Richard

Staff Writer
Brownwood Bulletin
Brownwood Bulletin

James Earl Richard, 60, of San Angelo passed away Friday, May 29, 2020. A graveside memorial has been planned for Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Jenkins Springs Cemetery.

James was born April 8, 1960 in Lubbock, Texas to Walter and Lora Mae Whitsitt. James eventually found himself in Early where he graduated high school. James lived in the Brownwood area a large portion of his life working in construction. He could do just about any kind of construction, but his cabinetry work was absolutely beautiful. James was an artist. He loved to fish and camp but loved the boat races. James was close to all of his nieces and nephews but was especially close to his grandson Kobe. He always looked to future events where all the family would get together and he could barbecue for everyone.

James is survived by his companion, Michele Bradford of San Angelo; grandson, KobeThompson; Michele’s children, Michael Bradford & Meghan Day of Paris, Texas; sisters, Beverly Smith of Brownwood, Johnna Dillard and husband Steve of Zephyr, Mary Coleman and companion Ernest Willburn Jr. of Brownwood, and Deborah Tyler of Early; uncle, Robert Richard and wife Bonnie of Soldotna, Alaska and aunt, Ann Cooley of Early; several nieces, nephews and friends. James will forever be missed by his emotional support dog and furry friend, Sally.

James was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael Richard; uncle, James Cooley Sr.; nephews, Brandon Dillard, Matthew Smith, Troy Lawson; and niece, Angela New.

Condolences, tributes and memorials can be given to family at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net