Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5:11 AM

Brian James

Brian James

December 18, 1986 – January 9, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our beloved son, Brian Wade James. Brian, 37, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 9, 2024, after a long battle with a lung disease.

As he left this world, he was surrounded by his parents, Cindy James, Chuck and Darlene James, and his brother and best friend, Brandon James of Boerne, Texas.

Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eddie Rhea and Glenn James, and Carolyn Klett. He is survived by his maternal grandfather, George Klett; aunts, Jana James, Joy McAnear and husband John, Lisa Klett, Susan Hudgens and husband Cal, Grace McCoy and husband Jonathan; and uncle, Clay James and wife Michelle; and numerous cousins.

Brian’s life began on December 18, 1986, born to Chuck and Cindy James in Corpus Christi, Texas. He spent his childhood in Freer, Corpus Christi and Boerne, Texas. After Brian graduated from Boerne High School in 2005, he attended Northwest Vista College in San Antonio before relocating to Bozeman, Montana for several years.

He moved back to Boerne in 2013 where he went to work with his father and brother at James Power Line Construction on April 9, 2013. He rose in the company to the position of fleet manager. His superpower was the ability to perform and manage numerous tasks for the 200-plus employees he worked with as safety/ fleet manager. He was held in high regard by his co-workers.

Brian loved traveling with his brother Brandon and his cousins. They traveled to Japan last September, a much-anticipated trip by Brian. He also recently vacationed with his mother, brother, and Aunt Lisa to Hawaii to celebrate his mother’s birthday. Brian especially loved the very special fishing trips he took with his father and brother.

When he lived in Montana, you could often find him with a fishing rod fly-fishing in the cold rivers, a hobby that he loved. He loved collecting vinyl records. He was a history buff and especially liked visiting lands where historic battles were fought. He was a gun collector, a hunter, and an avid arrowhead collector.

A memorial service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 205 James St. in Boerne, Texas at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 19. There will be a reception immediately following the service.

Should family or friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Defenders of Wildlife. https://defenders. org/support-our-work “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” -- John 16:22.