Ronnie Clark James

Ronnie Clark James


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Ronnie Clark James, (b. March 22, 1944) of Fulton Texas, departed this life on the 21st day of April, 2018. Survived by his wife of 25 years, Kathryn James, 9 children: Geneva Brunner(Jim) of Orange Grove; Marcy James of Rockport; Karen Rodriguez (Kenney) of Houston; Jo Rachelle Deckert of Ingleside; Jody Woods (Shawn) of New Kent, VA; Ryan Gummer (Patty) of Rockport; Kyle Oakman (Addy) of Rockport; Kathryn Oakman (Abraham) of Rockport; Hannah Oakman of Rockport; 21 grandchildren: Trey Roedersheimer, Chezna Givens, Ronnie Roedersheimer, Lucas Abraham Rodriguez, David Deckert, Kayla Young, Jocelyn Deckert, Michael Rodriguez, Destiny Woods, Trenten Woods, Jade Vargas, Chris Oakman, Molly & Lucy Rodriguez, Ryan Gummer, Stormie Oakman, Robert Gummer, Marco Tellez, Olivia Tellez, T. J. Greenwood, Ashli Greenwood; 9 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way, numerous nieces and nephews and "father” to many more.

The last surviving child of Raymond and Alta James of Rockport, TX, Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Raymond James, Peggy Mauch, Shelly Amason, and his first wife, Wanda Jo James.

A legend in his own right, the outlaw Ronnie James and his brother were the top shrimp producers on the Texas Coast. He navigated his way to Orange Grove where he set his net as a "chicken farmer." Upon his return to Fulton, he flourished as a long term pillar of the community. He held onto his family as tight as a pair of Aces in a game of Texas Holdem. There is no doubt that he is two stepping in the sky among the Texas Sunflowers. He was country all the way down to his boots.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, TX; funeral service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Fulton Community Church located at 215 N. 3rd St. Rockport, TX 78382. A celebration of life will follow at the James residence immediately following the service.

Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory

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  1. Lucas Rodriguez
    Spring, TX

    I love you papaw. I remembered the time when we went on the Cruz and went fishing on David’s boat. It won’t be the same when I come down to Rockport. But when I do come to rockport I will know that you are in a better place.

  2. Johnny miller
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    I remember Ronnie well. We were good friends and I know he will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences go out to all of the family.

  3. Gloria Miller Kolacek
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    When I road the same school bus as Ronnie James, I couldn't wait for him to smile and wink at me! He was a legend even then and he is still a fantastic memory! Bless him and his family!

  4. Gloria Miller Kolacek
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    When I road the same school bus as Ronnie James, I couldn't wait for him to smile and wink at me! He was a legend even then and he is still a fantastic memory! Bless him and his family!

  5. Laura Leur Chavana
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    My condolences on the passing of Ronnie.

  6. Bonnie Evans Dunbar
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    I heard many stories about 'the James boys" from my dad, Alton Evans. They were well liked and were known as good shrimpers by the older shrimper generation. That in itself is something to be proud of. Prayers for the family. I know he will be greatly missed.

  7. Patty Pizana-Mancha
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    My deepest condolences to Kathy and the entire family. When I first met Ronnie he reminded me of Willie Nelson and I couldn't get over it. He was such a sweet sweet man and always made me smile when I saw him in the office. Kathy, we love you and you are in all our prayers. May God bless you and the James Family.

  8. John Villarreal
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    May God Bless Kathy and the entire James Clan! I loved Ronnie the day I met him and will always remember him as such a gentle soul. Heaven will be shining extra bright with Ronnie James up there!

  9. Julie miller
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    Thank you Ronnie for always being such a gentleman to me. You will be greatly missed

  10. Joann Hutton
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    I remember Ronnie when we were in the 7th and 8th grade. He was a sweet, caring kid. May his family be surrounded by love and smiles as they celebrate his life - God bless you all.

  11. Paul & Julie Kieffer
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    Ronnie you will truly be missed by all! You were like family to us. I am sorry we did not get to meet up later. We will have our memories to share of you! Love you and your family!

  12. Wesley & Janie Blevins
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    So many years of friendship & memories. Later Capt & we will talk once again of boats & shrimping.

  13. Jeanie Rutledge
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    RIP You meant so much to so many people and will be sorely missed.

  14. Jeanie Rutledge
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    RIP You meant so much to so many people and will be sorely missed.

  15. Heather Waugh
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    Ronnie was always such a sweetheart to me. My daddy now has another friend with him in heaven. Praying for you all during this time.

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