James M. Bardwell, 76, of Ft. Worth, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth. He was born July 2, 1933 in Waco, TX, the son of Geter Martin Bardwell and Effie Walter Bardwell. James M. Bardwell and Yvonne Hellums were married on July 7, 2004 in Ft.Worth. He worked as a painter and attended the Baptist Church. James served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and he was a member of AMVETS.
James is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bardwell of Ft. Worth; his sons, Geter Martin Bardwell of Ft. Worth; James Douglas Bardwell and his wife, Gloria of Ft. Worth; Clinton Cecil Bardwell and his wife, Leslie of Ft. Worth; his step-sons, Tommy Daryl Headrick and his wife, Karin of Round Rock; Perry Leroy Headrick of California; his stepdaughters, Kathleen Ray Jackson and her husband, Brackston of Ace; Melissa Marie Brown of San Angelo; Darlene Fay Epperson; his grandchildren, Natasha Jo Bardwell, Clinton Chad Bardwell, Stephanie Nicole Bardwell and her husband, Ryan; Jason Michael Bardwell, Jamie Martin Bardwell, Dominick Tyler, Dorian Tyler, Kobe Williams, Crystal Williams, Courtney Williams and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
James is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, and three brothers.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George McHorse officiating.
Interment followed at Wallace Creek Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to Wallace Creek Cemetery Association.
Funeral Services under the direction of Howell-Doran Funeral Home.