James Lara, 50, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
James was a kind and gracious man with a heart of gold. He was someone who took so much pride in his work ethic, always giving 100% in everything he did. He worked for 22 years with Halliburton, took 2 years off to be with family. He then returned to work with the City of Laredo in the Solid Waste Services department. Within a year, he took the opportunity given as Supervisor. James’ pride and joy were his family and was always available for anyone who needed him. He was known to be a very unique individual and was proud to be “unlike most people”. His sense of humor was one of his best traits, being able to always make a joke or turn any situation into a hilarious one. He was a man of few words but once he spoke you listened to what he had to say. He was everything you could ever ask for in a person and with that, he will be so dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father; Basilio “Chilo” Lara, sister; Jessica Lara, mother-in-law; Olga Chavarria Jimenez.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Christy Jimenez-Lara , his children; Brianna Rae, James Henry, Karianna Yvette and his four-legged child Binks; his mother Julia Lara, father-in-law Manuel (Angie) Jimenez; brother Danny Lara; sister Ruby (Salvador) Alvarez; sisters-in-law Celia Jimenez, Cindy (Alex) Rodriguez, Caryl Jimenez and Cheryl Jimenez; brothers-in-law Manuel Jr. (Cecilia) Jimenez, Mike (Mari) Jimenez; nieces & nephews Arlyn, Maryln, Salvador IV (Sarah), JD, Becky Alvarez; Federico III (April), Isela, Michelle (Joe), Manuel III (Diana), Jennifer (Larry), Alejandro Jr. (Valerie), Roxanne, Alexis, Maegan, Amanda, Jacob, Joshua; grand-nieces/nephews Mateo, Q, Ivan, Mae, Mia, Leo, Mailey, Maddie, JT, Mia, Mila, Kathleen, Jaelynn, Kaylee, Trey, Aidan, Aliza, Kristabelle, Kiandra, Alanna, Amira. James is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
The family will be receiving condolences on Tuesday evening, September 14, 2021 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning, September 15, 2021 departing at 10 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to Holy Redeemer Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Laredo City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: James Henry Lara, Joe Salinas, Federico Guerrero III, Fabian Flores, Manuel Jimenez Jr., Mike Jimenez, Alex Rodríguez, JD Álvarez
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Danny Lara, Alex Ayala, Wicho Tijerina, Lyle Jimenez, Salvador Alvarez IV and numerous cousins and friends.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to his medical team in Laredo, Dr. Amando Garza IV, Dr. Mahani and the numerous doctors and nurses at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Also, to the countless family and friends that have reached out to pray and for all the support that has been giving to his wife and children.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.