James Donnell

San Antonio, Texas

1936 - 2017

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

Just now finding out about Mr. Donnell's passing! We have so many fond memories of he and Mrs. Donnell. Our kids won't ever forget the time they got to go inside the house to eat ice cream! Mr. Donnell was a wealth of knowledge and his stories were always so interesting. Great man who will be deeply missed.

Leighton, Jamie and family... What a joy it was to meet Jimmy several years ago. He was a wealth of information about Texas history and his interactions with everyone he met were priceless. We so enjoyed visiting with him. The visit when his hearing aid died was memorable because we wrote our questions and comments on a legal pad and all laughed a lot. And every visit included his favorite pistachio almond ice cream. His stories were always wonderful, and once when he rode with us from home...

This light of this candle represents how you shined in everyone you touched and how you will always be remembered. God Bless the Donnell family.

Leighton dear, It was lovely to meet him a few years back. God bless your family. He will be missed.
Tara Donnell Torbett

Donnell Family, Jim was a great man and dear friend. Always had an ear to listen and an intrest in all that was going with family. Dee was always the first one he asked about,and as always he replied that Dee will go far in politics! His presents will be greatiy missed by all. Donny,Melody,Dee& Cody Lawrence.

What a dear man; loved by all, and greatly missed.
Fondly, Terry Gay Puckett

Mr and Mrs Donnell had such a strong impact on my brother and I as he did with other families in his day. He would pick up my brother and I and have a BBQ sandwich and soda to go. Hours were spent riding, checking cows and the land conditions. Endless stories of life and history were shared. He made a lasting impression. He is missed and loved.

Leighton, Ellen joins me and all our family with prayers and sympathy for you and your family for the loss of your GentleTitan, the true gentleman that Jim was, with his loss only magnifying the magnitude of his contributions to the lives of others, to you, to his family, to his friends and to all Texans. God Bless you Leighton and your family.

Some of my fondest memories of Mr. Donnell were the weekend afternoons where he would swing by the house and pick me up to go riding around. I always loved hearing the stories he had to tell about what life and ranching were like many years ago. No matter how much he had going on, any time I stopped by the office or his house he would always take the time to talk for a couple of hours and catch up. Mr. Donnell has always been someone I deeply admired and I am so thankful for the knowledge...


James's Obituaries

James Lowe Donnell passed away on October 5th, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Jim was born January 11, 1936 in San Antonio to Beryl Lowe Rice and James Webb Donnell.

          A fifth generation South Texas rancher, Jim's great, great grandfather was James (Jim) Lowe,...

Read More