JAMES W. FAWCETT
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JAMES W. FAWCETT, 92 passed away at his home August 23, 2010.He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline Fawcett, daughters Diane Walls, and Farrah Fawcett, grandson Jeff Walls.He is survived by his wife Rosenda Sofia Fawcett, sister Marylene Davis and brother Darryl Fawcett, grandsons Gregg Walls, and Redman O'Neal.Services will be held Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10:00 am in the chapel of Brookside Champions Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery. Jim will be missed by all those who loved him. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.



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Published in Houston Chronicle on Aug. 26, 2010.
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December 26, 2020
My father Roy, was very close friends with both Jim and Farrah.
Actually my dad helped save Jim’s business back in the day during a hard time. My dad always shared the story about how Ryan called my dad to express his gratitude and appreciation for saving Jim’s business. As Ryan put it: a happy Jim makes a happy Farrah! And a happy Farrah makes me happy Dad always told me about the incredible devotion and love that Farrah had for her father Jim. I remember dad telling me: Jim was quite a character with a good sense of humor I, personally had two chances to meet Farrah. Sadly due to one thing or another, it never happened. So dad asked Farrah for this great autograph picture: Erik, with love and kisses, and regards to your dad too, Farrah Farrah certainly made Jim proud!
I only wish I could’ve met both Mr. Fawcett and His beautiful daughter, Farrah. They both had every right to be proud of each other ! May they Rest In Peace.
Erik Furmark
Friend
July 21, 2018
Lovely Fawcett Family
Lorrie Williams
February 12, 2018
February 11, 2018
Beautiful Farrah
Gypsy Stevens
June 15, 2016
His daughter Farrah was no less than an American Princess.
Meri Cunning
September 11, 2015
Rest In Peace.
Margie Jones
September 10, 2014
I worked for Jimbo after my senior year with Jeff, the three of us went to Hollywood and stayed at Farrah's house, awesome family, was very sad to here his passing.
Brian Penn
January 2, 2014
After reading all the wonderful memories of James and his family, I know this was a family that was dearly loved by so many. I was just reading about Farrah on line, when I stumbled on the news that her father had passed a short time after she did.
My deepest sympathy is extended to all of his family. Farrah was one extraordinary beauty of whom I admired. Thank you for sharing the memories of her father, James. My eyes are wet from tears, but I did feel the warmth, love, and joy in each one of the messages as well.
Patricia Mick
September 28, 2013
I called him Jim. He was quite a character with a great sense of humor. I first met him at a bank in Houston that I worked for. He owned the service that would take care of janitorial needs at the bank. He brought Farrah to the bank and took a group of us went to Pizza Hut on FM 1960 and we all had lunch with Farrah. I left the bank after several years but would continue to see him around the neighborhood. He was so much fun! The last time I saw him before Pauline's death, was in a doctors office with Pauline, we had a nice little reunion. I had no way of knowing that it was the last time I'd see him. Rest in peace Jim, Pauline, Diane, and Farrah. I feel so special to have known all of you.
Bonnie Egbert
August 21, 2013
Redmond & family.
So sorry for your loss. Although it is a difficult time. I now his family will take some peace in knowing he is with his beautiful daughters and his beloved Pauline. They are all together now. My sincere condolences to all of you. May God Bless all of you.
Paula Stephens
March 31, 2013
My Uncle...it is now Easter...2013...We celebrate...because..."He is risen...He is risen indeed!"...
…the next thing you see after your sleep in the Lord...is the glory of the resurection...and the gift of eternity with the Almighty, your family and friends...He is risen...indeed! We, here...anticipate our joyful reunion ... the most precious gift...one of many...given by our Father, Son and the Holy Spirit...miss you.....................J FO-
Julianna Fawcett-Olmedo
February 15, 2012
Forever a light in Heaven, yes and your light will shine, and help "RJ"...of this, I am certain, for you are with God...and God knows all and helps all who ask...of this I am certain ... jfo
Julianna Fawcett- Olmedo
January 6, 2012
I know Farrah is giving you hugs and with you now, and with your beautiful family, whom she loved. I wish words could take away pain. I wish time could truly heal. I am sending your family peace.
Judith Yates
January 1, 2012
Dear Uncle...I remember you...and will always remember... for Redmond,,Greg,, Aunt Pauline (Polly), Diane, Farrah, Jan...and all of the family... always...forever...for you...(*_*)…j f-o...julianna...
julianna olnedo
October 21, 2011
I still miss you so much...you were so like my father (especially) your deep comforting voice...Daddy has been gone longer...and his loss is, to this day, fresh in my heart...you remember...I was "Daddy's girl"...
Just want to express what is on my mind now and in my heart always...a novena of prayer ...(**)…jf-o
Julianna Fawcett-Olmedo
August 23, 2011
Dagmar Koglin
August 23, 2011
Dagmar Koglin
August 15, 2011
Dear Uncle...now RJ will be able to view your guestbook permanently...It has been sponsored forever...Luv you dear uncle...(**)...j f~o
Julianna Marie Fawcett~Olmedo
October 3, 2010
Sofia I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. I will always cherish Jim's stories forever. Jim was a great guy and always made you feel you were his best friend! He was a caring person and a happy guy to be around. He will be missed very much. May God bless Jim, I'm proud to say I knew him!!
Dave Walden
September 27, 2010
RIP Uncle Jimmy, You will be greatly missed! Even though I only seen you a few times your stories you told gave my mother,father and our family great laughs. You were such a joy to bbe around, always a beautiful smiling face, nothing but kindness and quite the jokester! Im glad that our Heavenly Father has taken you home to be with the rest of your family and you will feel no pain no more, your suffering is done with. Now our heavenly father can have many laughs! I know you are and wil always be greatly missed and always remembered, for you were so dear to my mother and father and brother, they were so lucky to spend the time they did with you. I know you were greeted by aunt Pauline, Diane, and farrah and I know my father couldnt wait for you to get to heaven so he could see his dearest friend! Prayers are sent to the ones that are left behind that loved you so much!
Candee Harrison
September 27, 2010
I was surfing the Internet tonight and just found out about this. Even though I never met Farrah, I still have her poster (yes!) and her autograph through my mother (they met at my mother's work). I even remember Farrah from her early television commercials. From what I know about Mr. Fawcett, he himself was a remarkable person and a joy to be around. He was, by all accounts, a wonderful father and, frankly, the father I wish I had. I would have loved to hear some of his stories, especially about the Texas oil business! Even though his later years were filled with sorrow over the loss of his first wife and his daughters and the struggles his grandson Redmond has had, at least now he is in a better place, reunited with Pauline and the daughters who both died too soon. I am happy to see that Mike Pingel and Craig Nevius, both of whom worked with Farrah, posted messages here.
Tom Magness
September 18, 2010
rip Fawcetts
Kira Pangburn
September 17, 2010
DEAR GREAT-UNCLE JIMBO,
YOU HAVE NOW FOUND YOU FOREVER HOME WITH PAULINE, DIANE AND FARRAH. MY DADDY(JOE WILLIAMSON"JACK TO FAMILY") AWAITS OUR FAMILIES GRAND REUNION IN HEAVEN. GIVE DADDY, MOTHER, DARLENE AND GRANDMA IVAH A HUG FOR ME AND RENNI!! YOU WERE ALWAYS SO DEAR TO ALL OF US AND WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH BY THOSE LEFT BEHIND. WE WILL MEET AGAIN ONE DAY!!

GOD BLESS YOU!

HUGS,
SHERRY CLARK (WILLIAMSON)
September 7, 2010
Daddy Jimbo's passing has been so hard. He was like a 2nd dad to me especially when Farrah & I were younger. Farrah loved her daddy so much & she & I sat up many late nights sharing special memories of our parents especially of times with her dad. She said: "Daddy I want Melissa to call you Daddy Jimbo. We loved joining him in hunting etc. Farrah & I are very sports oriented & her dad often practiced sports with us years back training us with the skills we needed to practice to be more competitive. The world has lost a very special man. Daddy Jimbo I miss your smiling face. In Farrah's Honor I repeat her words she expressed to you: " You gave me life & you were the greatest dad around." Farrah said it all so I'll end with her words & add some of my own: Thank you Daddy Jimbo for giving your GREATEST BLESSING Farrah. With Love Eternal until we meet again.
Melissa F. Blevins
August 31, 2010
RIP, James. Now you are with your beloved daughter in a beautiful place and both at peace. xxx
August 30, 2010
I am so sorry on the loss of Mr. Jim Fawcett. He is now with his family together in heaven. Thank you for giving us Farrah and Diane. My heart goes out to his family and loves ones during this sad time.
Cara Trombino
August 30, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Mr. Fawcett. Rest in Peace.
Kathy Fink
August 30, 2010
Dear Mr. Fawcett,

On behalf of all her fans, thank you very much for the tremendous gift you gave the world in the form of Farrah Fawcett. Her devotion to you and her mother is a testament to her good upbringing. Much love to you and your family always.
Daniel Colón
August 30, 2010
I am so glad that Rodney and I were able to visit with you and Sofia in your home last December. Our families friendship since the early 1930's started with living next door to each other in Corpus Christi. Recalling a few of my memories: When Pauline was upset and cut your bathing suit into two pieces to prevent you from going swimming without her, because she couldn't go due to her pregnancy with Diane; attending school, swimming and dancing lessons with Diane, going to Pauline's "Come as you are" breakfasts, both you and Pauline coming by the house on Sunday nights for coffee, Farrah spending her high school summers with us in Concan, Texas, just to name a few. Our on-going lifetime friendship has been what wonderful memories are made of! I shall never forget them, or your beautiful smile!
Deanna (DeDe) Spence Wilson
August 30, 2010
Sorry to hear about "uncle" jimmy's passing. Met him at Mark & Carole's wedding.
Norma Thonen
August 28, 2010
Jim was truly "one of a kind" and thoughts of him always bring a smile. So many wonderful memories. He will be missed by so many.
Shirley Friday Bailey
August 27, 2010
I have missed your wit and sense of humor and forever grateful to you for being such a great friend to my father standing up for him and his family when he was unable to do so himself...wish I had taken the opportunity to personally thank you
Melissa Friday
August 27, 2010
Again...Rest in peace my Uncle...(**)...j
J Fawcett-O
August 27, 2010
Dear Jimmy you and Mark will always be forever in our hearts, we will miss your smiles and that boyish charm and will love you both always. Love you,
Carole Fawcett
August 27, 2010
Jimbo.....you will be missed by all us girls you raised along side of Farrah. We knew never to stay out too late, or get in trouble....but if we did, you disciplined us with that magical, loving grin on your face, gave us a kiss and sent us to bed !! Peace be with you ! Give Pauline, Diane, and Farrah a big hug when you see them !!
Jan Snyder Alexander
August 27, 2010
Mr Fawcett was so much fun as I remember him back in the days of the old Republic National Bank. When I think of him, now and in the future, I will always remember the laughs we shared.
Drew Kalapach
August 27, 2010
Jimmy, you were such a hoot! You sure brought some laughter when you came into our office!! Really, I truly loved the way you loved Ms. Pauline. Up until the day she passed, I could see the love you two had for each other was like none I have ever seen. My heart is happy to know that the two of you have found each other in heaven and will be together, along with your girls, Diane & Farrah, for eternity. Sweet dreams my friend. Love, Stephanie R. (NWDC)
Stephanie Rodriguez
August 27, 2010
Mr. Fawcett was always nice to me and was a great friend to all who knew him. He was an angel on this earth and I wish that he has peace with Farrah and Pauline and everyone else in the promised land. Thanks for being so nice to my family, Jim.
August 26, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with the Fawcett family.
Ruby Powell
August 26, 2010
Mr.Fawcett--what a wonderful man. This planet will not be the same without his presence. The thought of him joining his precious Diane, Farrah and Miss Pauline brings peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.
christine collins
August 26, 2010
Jim was one of a kind and always brought a smile and a kind word with him. We will miss him very much. Claudia and John Holman
August 26, 2010
Jim, you were indeed my best man and my best friend. Thank you for sharing some of the best memories of my life. You will be always missed and never forgotten.
Richard Dodson
August 26, 2010
The loss of Jim Fawcett, a very dear friend of mine shall carry weight on my heart. He will truly be missed. Love Gloria J. Williams
August 26, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bobby Varner and Terry Weber
August 26, 2010
R.I.P Mr Jim Fawcett God bless you with those who loves you , from Malta
molly schembri
August 26, 2010
i'm sorry for the family's loss of mr. fawcett. i believe he is with his precious angel daughter farrah & other beloved family members. redmond, sorry for the loss of your grandfather. you are very precious to me, by the way, as you were born the same year as my son. i pray for you all the time & i am proud of you! i pray that our God of peace will surround your entire family during this difficult time.
Lisa Coleman
August 26, 2010
So sorry to hear of Mr. Fawcett's passing. I always knew that Farrah was close to him. Now they are together in heaven. Peace to their family.
Pam Coston
August 25, 2010
no parent should out live there child ,rest in pease with your daughter now ,may god bless you both
karen deryaw
August 25, 2010
Rest in peace my Uncle....
August 25, 2010
Rest In Peace, Papa Fawcett! Now you are all together again, in heaven: Farrah, mother Pauline, Sister Diane and now Father Fawcett. RIP all of you... God Bless xx Kira
Kira Pangburn
August 25, 2010
Even though his daughter was one of the most famous people in the world, Jim was never known as "Farrah Fawcett's father." Instead, Farrah was known as "Jim Fawcett's daughter." At least to the people who knew them. Farrah often told me that "Daddy" was the real star of the family. And with his outgoing nature and outrageous sense of humor, it was easy to see why Jim was a "star" -- although he once told me that he was "too pretty" to be photographed. Jim Fawcett's colorful stories and distinctly Texan sayings made him a combination of Mark Twain and John Wayne. He was (and will remain) unforgettable to all who knew him. My thoughts are with Mrs. Fawcett, his brother Daryl, and his grandson Redmond.
Craig Nevius
August 25, 2010
Rest in peace, James Fawcett, after a long life well-lived. As you rejoin the loved ones who went before you, my heart goes out to those you leave behind. In them you will live on.
Mary Anne Landers
August 25, 2010
You were a man of great strength and courage. I admired you greatly. My sincere condolences to your family and friends. May You Rest in Peace...
Jay Payton
August 25, 2010
She had "her Father's eyes, eyes full of compassion, seeing every pain, knowing what you are going through and feeling it the same." (Amy Grant/Gary Chapman) Farrah Fawcett's great success was also due to good parenting and great DNA. I thought she looked exactly like her dad. You could see their great compassion in the work for the American Cancer society and in Farrah's story.
Sleep softly now, it is your turn to rest.
Jennifer Hess
August 25, 2010
Jim, you were a wonderful, respected and dignified man. May you find eternal comfort in the arms of the Lord and have eternal peace with Pauline, Diane and Farrah. RIP
Kenny Strain
August 25, 2010
Im very sorry to hear of his death, He lost both daughters to cancer and lost his wife. i hope he is at peace seeing all of them again. God Speed.
Tammie g
August 25, 2010
Deepest sympathies sent to the Fawcett family over the loss of another fine human-being. Now he will be with his family and a wonderful reunion to take place in the Lord's kingdom. Deepest love sent from across the States from the Hartman-Yates household. May it give you comfort to know that many share in your grief of loss and that many share in the love of this man and in them his legacy and life-thread continues on. Love, Dennis Kendell Yates and life-partner, Kenneth Glenn Hartman.
Dennis Yates
August 25, 2010
You were a great man and father who I admired greatly. Rest in peace and know you were loved by so many.
Kenny Gray
August 25, 2010
Daddy Fawcett, the news of your passing has brought a dark shadow over my day.

I will always remember your deep Texan voice, quip remarks, and the early morning phone calls to wake Farrah up. She loved you so much and as you loved her. I’m sure you are in heaven with you're girls enjoying a freshly baked pie by Farrah & Pauline.

My deepest sympathies go out to Redmond, Sophie and the rest of the Fawcett family. May you watch over them from above and rest in peace.

PS. I always laugh when I make turkey bacon.
Mike Pingel
August 25, 2010
Im so sad to hear this. But take comfort your with your beautiful daughtes and wife. So sad.
NV
August 25, 2010
Mister Fawcett you were a great man and a great father ...rest in peace ...
Véronique Chérancé France
veronique Chérancé
August 25, 2010
The world was heartbroken when a little over one year ago we could see the pain in the eyes of a Father burrying his youngest daughter. Today our thoughts are for the rest of the Fawcett family, may they find comfort in knowing that God has put an end to his pain, and that this beautiful loving family is reunited forever in heaven.

With heartfelt sympathy, and deep respect
Alain Lustig
August 25, 2010
I am very sorry, he is now with his daughters..
Hugs
Denise
August 24, 2010
Jim you were truly one of a kind. Your wit and wry sense of humor will be forever missed. May God hold you in the palm of his hand for all enternity.

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fawcett family during this time.
Michael Quick
August 24, 2010
Thank you Jim for giving us Farrah. You, Pauline, Diane and Farrah will all be together now as a family and will be missed very much. You are with the light now. Rest in Peace.
Keith Parker
August 24, 2010
"Jimbo" You were a Great Father to two beautiful daughters. Loving husband. a great Granfather & Uncle. I was very lucky to get to know you and your family. I will miss your quick wit. But will remember you and the entire Fawcett Family for the rest of my life...Thank's for all those wonderful moment's we shared...As I'm sure you will rejoin them all in heaven!
God Bless
Love
Keith Sunde
Keith Sunde
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