ARLINGTON - Jimmy "Jim" Howard Braziel,
60, a retired supervisor for General Motors, passed away suddenly of a massive heart
attack on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at an Arlington hospital.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday, Moore Funeral Home
Chapel, Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to
8 p.m. Thursday, Moore Funeral Home, Arlington.
Pallbearers: Malcolm Rogers, Loy Garrison, David
Smith, Dennis Russell, Earl Baker and Doyle Jennings.
Honorary Pallbearers: Brian Strange, Robert Novak,
John Eskue and Paul Goodman.
Memorials: May be made in Jim's memory to the
American Heart Association; or charity of your choice.
Jim was born July 3, 1941. He attended J.P. Elder
Jr. High and was a 1959 graduate of North Side High School and a University of
Texas of Arlington graduate. He was a member of the elite drill team, Sam
Houston Rifles, the "Jodies". Jim was a Vietnam veteran (1st Cavalry
Division), earning many decorations, including the Purple Heart. He retired in
1998 from General Motors as a supervisor after 36 years of service. Most
recently he was a consultant for Breed, Gentex and GuideLamp Corporations. He
was a Master Mason of the Poly Lodge #925, a member of Elks Lodge #2114, and
was a 22-year member of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. Everyone who
knew Jim knew he loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his family
very much and was an avid golfer and traveler.
The family would like to thank the CCU Staff at
Arlington Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion, as well as all the
friends and family who showed their love and support through this very
He was preceded in death by his mother, "Sis
Survivors: Wife of 35 years, Shirley Braziel;
children, Jeff Braziel, Stacy Pickett and husband, Jason, all of Arlington;
siblings, Kay Wolfe and husband, Don, and Lynn Braziel and wife, Sarah; many
other cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by
many friends and family.