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James “Jim” Sonnen

FORT WORTH — James “Jim” Sonnen passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the age of 71.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Pastor Mike Haley officiating.
Jim was born Oct. 7, 1943, to the late Carl and Emma Sonnen in Abilene. He was a former board member of Tarrant Food Bank. Jim was president and owner of Sonnen Services for 19 years. Jim enjoyed the outdoors and barbecuing.
Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will always be remembered for his love of others and putting them first. Jim was well respected and will be deeply missed by everyone.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Byron Greaves.
Survivors: Wife of 29 years, Amparo Sonnen; children, James Sonnen and wife, Kim, Cecilia Ann Trevino and husband, Joe, twin brothers, Mark Cecil Sonnen and Michael Patrick Sonnen, Jon David Sonnen and wife, Michelle, and Jaime Ruiz; grandchildren, Nikki Taylor, Naci Atchley, Nathan Sonnen, Joseph Trevino, Caleigh Sonnen and Hunter Townsend; great-grandchildren, Peyton Taylor, Emma Taylor, Ceattle Atchley, and baby Atchley who is on the way; brother, Carl Sonnen and wife, Janice; sister, Elizabeth Greaves; brother, Robert Sonnen and wife, Melissa; brother, Jon Art Sonnen and wife, Arlene; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Hissin,Ken kelly and family

    Having lost my sister and best friend not too long ago,the pain is unbearable.In time God will help you deal with this agony and pain by replacing it with all Jim wonderful,loving memories.
    Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you and family.Jim will be remembered for all his loving qualities.
    May God give you strength to carry on and find peace in knowing he is in heaven with his parents.Jim will always be your angel,watching over you and guiding you.You are in our prayers.

  2. yvonne garza & family

    Amparo and family,
    I am so sorry for your lose and my prayers are with you all. Jim was such a kind hearted person, I will miss him. He was such a wonderful husband to Amparo and always so welcoming and kind. I will never forget all the great times I had with you both when I lived in the area. I really loved going over and enjoying BBQ’s and dinners with you all. Enjoying your company, some great laughs and a glass of wine or two ! Really fun kind loving couple. May he RIP, all my love Yvonne and her family

  3. Harriet & Banks Guyton

    Amparo, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am a first cousin to Jimmy. Our mothers were sisters. We have missed living so far from our Texas family but have always felt a strong connection, nevertheless.

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