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James D. Bews

FORT WORTH–James D. Bews passed away peacefully, Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the age of 86.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at the funeral home.
Interment: James will be laid to rest in Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials:  The family requests that any memorials be made to one of the following organizations:  Guardianship Services, Inc., P. O. Box 11481, Fort Worth, Tx. 76110 or Camp Blessing, 601 Glenwood Lane, Lombard, Il. 60148.
James was born October 5, 1930 in Toronto, Canada to the late Gordon and Florence Bews.  Jim was employed as a data processing manager by Tandy Corporation for many years, retiring in 1998. Part of that time, he worked overseas in places such as Australia, Taiwan, and Japan. He served as elder to the Zion Hill Community Church in Weatherford, TX for over 40 years. In his late 50’s Jim decided to return to school and earned his BAAS degree at Dallas Baptist University in 1991 at the age of 60. Over the years, Jim volunteered for several non-profit organizations, both locally and nationally. Among the ones he was most passionate about were: Camp Blessing, Guardianship Services, Inc (GSI), and the Central Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association. His favorite hobbies were downhill skiing, ice hockey, and working on jigsaw puzzles.  James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and friend and will remain in our hearts forever.
Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Sandra Bews; son, Gordon Bews; daughter, Becky McClean and husband, Kevin; daughter, Melissa Cannon and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Jared, Laura, Trent and Nate Cannon and Alyssa & Matthew McClean; sister, Joy Panella and husband, John; brother-in-law, Robert Muszynski and wife, Luisa; numerous nieces and nephews; and a dear friend whom he considered as a brother, Jim Tucker.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Audrey Mansell

    Sandra, Gordon, Melissa, Becky & All the Family –

    I was honored to have known Jim. He was a wonderful mentor to me and enhanced my career substantially. I will never forget him.

    Knowing Jim was knowing all of you because he spoke of you often. And he loved you very much.

    I pray for God’s comfort to you all.

    With much love.

  2. Angela Conley

    God keep you in this time. I will always remember Mr. Bews for his consistent welcome in his home for me and my family. He once offered to adopt be because his daughter and I spent so much time together. His mom’s cookies and their home every weekend are beloved memories. I know he will be missed as father, grandfather and husband. I will miss him as a friend and host to a little black girl in the 70’s who had few true friends who were not like her. God bless his memory.

  3. :Helen Nelson

    Sandra and children. I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend and I will miss him. Please accept my condolences.

  4. Barry Wineroth

    Sandra Jim with so instrumental in my Christian walk he was one of the greatest men I ever knew I will be in Mexico this next week otherwise I would’ve been there for the funeral please let me know where I can send a donation in his name the place that you would rather have it sent I love you guys very much God be with you and comfort you Barry

  5. I will forever remember Popper with love and a sense of gentle humor. He was fun-loving, a true disciple of Christ and a role model to all. I am a better man for knowing him. Thanks Popper for these memories!

  6. Deborah E. Moerschel

    My love for Jim Bews started when I was a little girl. He came to Rochester NY & lived with my family, Dan & Linda Violante. I remember looking forward to him coming home for dinner & he always taught us something. I learned all the States & capitols of the USA & I loved it!!

    He was the most gentle & kind person I remember knowing & I am so glad I got to see him last year at GC conference, which was my first one back in 40 years!! I got to talk and hug him & I will always remember his big loving & kind smile!!

    Sandra, it was so good we had time to talk on that last day we were st GC. You make me laugh like no one else! I know you’ll miss him! 57 years is a lifetime & I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers!! Love you lots, Deborah Moerschel

  7. Grace Adkisson

    Jim bews was truly an inspiration to all of us. So many of us are better people because of him. He was a major encouragement, and I will always be thankful for the wise counsel I received from him. So thankful that he not only baptized me to new life, but introduced me to my lifetime mate. No, it will not be the same without him, but we can hold his spirit close daily by cherishing the many memories. I know the pain that I feel in his loss is multiplied immensely in, you his beloved family. Sending continued love, hugs, and prayer from my heart.

  8. Tim and Sandra Thomassen

    Sandra and family

    You are remembered in our prayers. May our Heavenly Father grant you peace, strength and wisdom from above as you start a new chapter in your lives. We have fond memories of Jim during our trips to Texas in years gone by. He was a Godly example and role model, for which we are thankful.

  9. To the Bews Family, Jim was such a special sweet man! My condolences to your Family. May you find peace in the special memories you all hold in your hearts.

    Debbie Carter
    Fellow RadioShack Co-Worker & Friend

  10. Sherrie Hageman

    Jim was a wonderful man. He left his mark on many lives, and we are so blessed to have known him. I have such great memories from Camp Blessing and GC.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Sandra, Becky, Gordon, Melissa and the entire family. Love and peace to you all,

    Sherrie Casell Hageman

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