Funeral service for Jimmie Joe "Papa Jim" Painter, age 81, of Point,
will be Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, 10:30 am, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Emory. Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery in Point. Father Victor Hernandez will officiate.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.
Mr. Painter died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Dallas, at Texas Health Resources (Presbyterian Hospital).
He was born in Hereford, Sept. 12, 1933, to Hiram Ambrose and Odessa Susan Campbell Painter.
He served his country between 1956 and 1967 in the U.S. Air Force, with the rank of Major.
He later was a Captain with American Airlines for many years.
He married Minda Sanglay in Point, on Dec. 23, 2000.
Mr. Painter served as a commissioner for the Rains County Commissioners Court; Pres. of Rains County Farmers Union; Pres. of Friends of the Library; Pres. of the Rains County Environmental
Committee; Member of People Organizing Ideal Neighborhoods Today, Inc.
Wife: Minda Painter of Point;
Daughters: Robin Painter Krajeck (Jim) of Frisco;
Michelle Painter Hardy of Royse City;
Merlynda Delira (Gerald) of San Diego, CA;
Sons: Richard Joe Painter of Rowlett; and Edward Marcus of Los Angeles, CA;
Brothers: Gary Don Painter (Pat) of Amarillo; and,
Larry Lon Painter (Cora) of College Station;
Grandchildren: Thane (T.J.) Hardy; Keely Hardy; Wyatt (Boomer)
Johnson; Kendal Johnson; McKenna Krajeck; and Cameron Krajeck
Granddogs: Piccolo and Kieko
Numerous other loving family and friends..
Preceded in death by: Parents; 1 daughter, Melanie Jo Painter; and 1 son, Justin Dean Painter