James A. Lawless
James Lawless, 63, of Waco passed away on February 26, 2018. Visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm at Oakcrest Funeral Home on Thursday, Mar. 1. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Mar. 2, at China Spring Cemetery.
James was born September 4, 1954 in Paris, TX to Lona B. and Doyle Lawless. He graduated from Richfield High School in 1972. Afterwards, he moved on to Baylor University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1976. He then began a lengthy career as a professional housekeeping director at hospitals and nursing homes around the state of Texas. He served numerous terms on the Texas State Housekeeper’s Board as well as the National Executive Housekeeper’s Association Board of Directors.
James never met a stranger in his days and was always quick to share a story or joke. He loved to sing and the outdoors, especially hunting and snow skiing.
James married Cindy Dickens on January 4, 1975 and to that marriage was born two sons, Justin James and Jeffrey Jack Lawless.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle K. and Lona B. Lawless; Maternal and paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
James is survived by his sons: Justin Lawless and wife, Tara of Round Rock, and Jeffrey Lawless and wife, Angelique of Carrollton; grandchildren: Colton, Addison and Kayleigh Lawless; brother, Doyle Lawless Jr. and wife, Shirley of Waco; niece, Jennifer Grimm and husband Russell of Lorena. Also surviving are many loving cousins, family and friends.
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