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“To the family, especially John & Terry, I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Laura McCulley - Dublin, OH

“Hey Mac, my condolences. They were good men.Jack Nichols ”
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“Jimmy was a good friend to the Wester family. He and Ed graduated high school together. They are among the heroes of WWII and will be long...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jo Wester - Lubbock, TX - Friend

“Mac, your Dad always meant very much to me. My prayers are with you and the family.Your friend, John Bost ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: John Bost - Lubbock, TX - Friend

“Jimmy will be greatly missed. He was a strong leader and an inspiration to all that met him.My Prayers and Sympathy are with the family. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Ledinski - Wolfforth, TX

“Every mans death diminishes me, this one more than mostMay Flights of Angels take the to thy rest - HamletMy Deepest Symphony ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Noel Coward - Maypearl, Texas, TX

“Some of my favorite memories from high school were of being invited to the Willson's house for lunch. They were both always so kind to the strange...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Pamela Lockwood - Canyon, TX

“I have known Jimmy all my life.And in all those years, when asked how are you Jimmy, his response was always, Blessed. I really liked that. He will...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: sue ward - floydada, TX - Friend

“Deepest sympathy, he will be missed ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Frank Rockabrand - El Paso, TX

“Jimmy spent a lot of nights in our home. We traveled together and enjoyed his stories and had so many laughs and great conversations. Loyd and Jimmy...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Scoot Chance - Garland, TX

James M. Willson Jr. passed away April 9, 2016. Jimmy was born November 30,1921 in Hale Center, Texas to J.M..Willson Sr. and Mavis Terry Willson. He completed secondary education at Floydada High School and college education in accounting at S.M.U. He served in the army in WW II and married Anne O'berry Newman in 1946. They were in the lumber and hardware business in Floydada until 1989. He served many public service jobs during his life including Methodist Lay Leader, city mayor as well as being a 50 year plus member of Boy Scouts, Rotary International and Lions Club among many other organizations. His first love was work on behalf of Freemasonry and its charities. Jimmy served as Grandmaster of Texas Masons as well as an officer in four national masonic organizations. Dad truly believed that " man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child".

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

He is survived by five children: Mac Willson, Linda Noy and husband Nick, Jane Traugott and husband Joe, John and Terry.

Graveside service with Masonic Rites will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Memorial Service will be 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Floydada with Ken Peterson officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.