BRONTE James Albert Rawlings (Jim) left us on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Jim was a longtime resident and neighbor to the community of Bronte, Texas. He grew up on his family ranch south of Bronte, located on the east side of Coke County. Jim was an avid supporter of his hometown Bronte Longhorns and Aggie Land. Visitation will be held all day Wednesday at the funeral home. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Bronte with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Bronte. Jim undertook his early education through the Bronte school system and later attended Victoria College in Gonzales. The remainder of his adult life was spent in Bronte and Robert Lee communities. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bronte, Texas. In the fall, one could count on Jim knowing the football schedules for his favorite teams and ready to share his views; philosophizing on various teams' upcoming seasons. Jim kept an extensive history of the Bronte Longhorns' wins and losses and was quick to restore anyone's faith in the capabilities of his favorite hometown teams. He was known for never meeting a stranger, always thinking of others, held a fantastic sense of humor and approached life with grace and dignity which earned him respect from all who knew him. Jim was born Dec. 9, 1954, in Shannon Hospital in San Angelo. He is survived by his two sisters, Patty Rawlings of Dallas and Nancy Poe of Kaufman; and an extended family. The family would like to thank Robert Glass for his many hours of care and friendship in service to Jim and a longtime friend, Patty Doughtery. Memorials in remembrance of Jim can be made to First United Methodist Church of Bronte; and West Texas Rehab. Online condolences may be made to shafferpioneer.com.
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Shaffer Funeral Home
509 S State St Bronte, TX 76933
Published in GoSanAngelo from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014