James  Hartley

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James Carroll Hartley of Corsicana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 20, 2019. He was born Jan. 2, 1943 to Ouida and Lorenzo Dow Hartley Sr. in Rice. The youngest of six children. He married his soul mate on Dec. 11, 1964 and began work at Leggett & Platt as a machinist/mechanic. He worked for 42 years until his retirement in 2008.
He was preceded in death by his wife Paula Hartley; father and mother, Lorenzo Dow, Sr. and Ouida Hartley; brothers Lorenzo Dow "Boy" Hartley, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida, Robert Hartley of Rice and Tim Hartley of Corsicana; sisters Billie Chase of Palmer and Helen "Baby" O'Neil of Dallas.
James is survived by his twin daughters, Stephanie Hartley of Corsicana and Brandy Hartley and Scott Gorzynski of Mt. Calm; granddaughter, Jozalyn Sewell of Corsicana; sister-in-laws, Wanda Hartley, Sue Hawthorne and Mary Smith of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Jerry Smith of Corsicana along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Honorary Pallbearers are Matthew Dunn, Christopher Dunn, Jerry Smith Jr., Jeff Brown, Tristan Hartley, Tim Hartley, Doug Adler, Jeff Smith, Jerry Smith Sr., Lloyd "Bubba" Medlin, Carl "Red" Atchley, Scott Gorzynski, Chip Goodman and Paul Wilson. All men he respected deeply.
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