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James Henry Schelper

FORT WORTH — James Henry Schelper, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
Service: Committal service at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
James was born in San Antonio to the late Max and Beryl Schelper. He had a passion for many things, including the U.S. Navy where he proudly served for 22 years before retiring, in addition to achieving the honor of an Eagle Scout. He also loved trains and was eager and happy to volunteer for Amtrak Railways. James received a degree as a system analyst from the University of Hawaii.
He was loved by his family and will be greatly missed.
Survivors: Daughters, Vanessa Griffith and husband, John, Kirsten Simenson and husband, Jim, and Melissa Griffith, and their mother, Faye Nelson, and Victoria Wilson and husband, Brian, and Erin Phillips and husband, Nick, and their mother, Teri Moore; sister, Patricia Sinclair; brother, Scott Schelper and wife Cecilia; 13 grandchildren; aunt, retired U.S. Army Maj. Anna Schelper; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I miss you so much, Jim. Our 32 years of love and laughter will carry me through many memories. ..filling me with a thankful heart for all you shared with me, taught me, and protected me from. Your Love will never be forgotten. Be at peace with Jesus, whom you loved so much. All my love…Teri

  2. The Wilson's from Colorado

    Although we didn’t know Jim for a long time, we did know he was loved very much by his family and friends. You will be missed by all who knew you, and everyone knows after being ill for this past year, you are at peace now, and at home with the Lord.
    Dave and Sherri

  3. Patricia (Schelper) Sinclair

    Now that we have placed you in your final resting place at the DFW National Cemetery in the most perfect way possible and on the most gorgeous day, I can reflect on how much I have loved you all my life as my big brother. Scott and I will deeply miss you, Big Brother, but know how very proud we are to have been your siblings and how we look forward to seeing you again one day along with our beloved parents. Thank you for your legacy. Soar high and ride the trains with Dad!

  4. Victoria & Brian Wilson

    Dad, you’re impact on me will never falter and the love you showed me through the years will forever be with me. I find peace and am comforted knowing you are resting now in the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Brian and I will miss you incredibly but know that we will be together again one day in Paradise. Thank you for being such an amazing father and my biggest hero! I love you with all my heart.

  5. Paul, Ardy, Pouran & Shapour Abdolvand from North Carolina

    It is with immense grief that we heard that you’ve left us so so_on Sir! Although we didn’t have the Honors to meet with you closely, but we’ve known so much about what an awsome guy, true Patriotic hero, great Dad, Loving husband & Grandfather…you were. It even reflects on the Terrific kids & great family you’ve raised. R.I.P. Sir!
    I just hope that if I’ll be lucky enough to be able to come to the Promised Land of “Paradise” & As all of Us ‘Train lovers’ believe that it has it’s own Rail System, so that we can take a train trip together someday…

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