James Allen Chisolm

james chisolm
HUGHES SPRINGS- Funeral Services for James Allen Chisolm, 37 , of Avinger, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 22 at Avinger Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Avinger Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon and evening and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Chisolm died Saturday, September 17, soon after returning from Alaska, where he had worked as a fishing guide. He was born February 19, 1974 in Wichita, Kansas. James Allen was a Baptist. He served in the U.S. Marines for four years and he was an outdoor enthusiast. He loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, bull riding and four-wheeling. James Allen is survived by his parents James and Darlene Chisolm of Avinger; three children Brianna, Madison and Alexus Chisolm; his grandmother Evelyn Chisolm of Avinger, and nine aunts and uncles Richard and Beverly Chisolm of Ore City, Jessie and Rhonda Chisolm of Avinger, Dennis and Shirley Gray of Benton, Arkansas, Dwain and Debbie Lewis of Carterville and Betty Pruitt of Wichita, Kansas, also many cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to a fund in Allens honor at First State Bank in Avinger. Online condolences may be left at www.reeder-davis.com

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  1. James & Darlene Chisolm,When we all Think of memories of "Chiz" we all have a big smile because in one way or another he touched everyone's heart! I have been very fortunate to have gotten to know "Chiz" because of the SPECIAL LOVE that him and Logan shared, which brought Alexus to us, and I know the most important thing in his life, and what he lived for were his three beautiful girls! May God bring you Hope, Faith, and Love, through these hard times.Marvis Richardson

  2. Allen, I miss you more then you will ever know. For so long you were more like my brother then a cousin. You are now and always will be loved, missed, and thought of often.

  3. Dear Chisolm Family, Please accept my condolences, I just met James this year at Cabela's. He was great with customers always playing up on his "East Texas" charm. He was also a kind man, taking myself and another colleague hunting in Avinger. I was waiting to hear all about Alaska and his adventures. He did send me some pictures and a story about a 'Mama Grizz.' I know he had fun and many, many stories to tell. I am sorry I will not get to hear them. Please know that his passing struck everyone at Cabela's deeply and he will be sorely missed. May his light shine bright through you and all his family.Sincerely,Jim Prindle

  4. James,Darlene,Bri,Madison,& Alexus,I am so very sorry for your loss! Girls always remember your father loved you all so very much!

  5. We remember James fondly and really loved working with him here at Cabela's. May God bless him. May God bless all of his family and hold his children close.

  6. I only met James once. It was at mine and Nichole's work Christmas party, but he had us everyone laughing all night. Those memories will never be forgotten.

  7. I am so sorry I am not there in person to pay my respects. I will always have the great memories with Allen growing up together.

  8. James and Darlene..I dont know if u remember me..but I am so sorry to hear of your loss..may the memories help to ease the pain.May God wrap you in his arms and help ease your pain.

  9. Jimmy & Darlene,My heart breaks for you and I pray that God will comfort you. I was around Allen a couple of times in the last year at Chad's house and I really enjoyed talking to him and listening to his stories!

  10. Dear James & Darlene,It has been along time since we have seen or talked to each other & I hope & pray that god will help you in every way he can. Allen was a cute little boy when last I seen him. He loved playing with Christy and she loved him alot. I am deeply sorry for your loss, I know he was going to grow up & make you proud of him. From the things that I heard about his daughters and him they were his life. Christy said that he would do anything for them.May God be with you and comfort you. You two made him into one terric man, God Bless You All.Ann

  11. our hearts are totally broken over the loss of James. He was a very sweet man & always looked forward to everytime he would come to our house. The 1st thing he would do would start showing pictures of those beautiful girls and his face would just light up and that beautiful smile would just be huge. He helped dans dad out with mechanic work and used his dads truck to go with Rodney to pickup a huge boat also he came a few times for a little hunting.We are so very sorry for this loss and our heart & prayers are with you all.

  12. James,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of yor son. I will continue to pray that God will carry you and the girls through this difficult time. If there is anything we can do here at instrument shop let us know.With deepest sympathy,Joey

  13. May the Lord bring peace and confidence to the girls in knowing how much they are loved and lifted up the Lord. James touched our entire family at many ways…fishing with the boys, fixing cars or Harley's with Dan and Dad, or just cutting up. God bless you all.

  14. Until we Meet Again Grieving Death Poem by Injete ChesoniDeath is a brief separationA temporary painGrieve not my dearThe sun will shine againDeath separates our bodiesBut our hearts remain the sameAnd the memories of our loveWill soothe away your painAnd carry you overUntil we meet again.

  15. It was always a pleasure to work with James at Cabela's. We are so very sorry to hear of James' passing. May you find comfort in the love that you shared and peace in your memories of James. Sincerely, Mike & Natalie Firtos

  16. James, Darlene, and precious Daughters,I,m sorry we can't be there today, but we want you to know how sorry we are for the loss of your son, Allen. He was part of our family for a short time, he will be missed and never forgotten. May the Lord hold all of you in the palm of His hand and give you comfort. Blessings to all,O'Neal and Pat Moore

  17. We all had the pleasure of working with James this summer in Alaska. We are all shocked and feel lost at his passing. We were all looking forward to getting in touch with James once we were all back in the real world. We are very sorry for your loss. Drew, Thomas, and Lowell.

  18. I have just learned the heartbreaking news about Allen. I had the pleasure of meeting Allen on a recent fishing trip to Alaska. What a great surprise it was to meet a fellow Marine in the middle of nowhere. As one could imagine, we shared some great Marine Corps and fishing stories. What a great man and Marine. As Ronald Reagan once said, "Some people spend an entire lifetime wonderingif they've made a difference. The Marines don'thave that problem." God Bless, Marine. Semper Fi.

  19. I love you daddy and i am going to miss you fover!!! your in my dreams every night and you'll never get out of heeaven! i love you gramma poppaw and alexus see you in December!! love you all and love you daddy!!! luv you baby girl and you granddaughter and big sister!<3

  20. Daddy i love you and i miss you!! your in my dreams every night and i will always remember you! <3 love you your baby girl!!

  21. Daddy i miss you every day i know its been a while but your still in my heart and dreams i see you every where i go i love you and miss you…. love Madison

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