~~Jim passed away peacefully on September 21st, to be with God and the many angels waiting for him.
He was born in Stephenville, Texas to Lawrence Allen Clark and Ora Belle Faught on September 10th 1940. He was an only child. After high school, he made a career in the United States Navy (petty officer third class) United States Coast Guard (petty officer second class) where he was awarded the national defense service medal. He proudly served his country for 12 years. After his honorable discharge, he was a hard worker and a man of many talents. He was an active member of the carpenters and millwrights of Houston for 16 years. Don’t forget, sugar and spice and everything nice!!! Jim was a humble man, loved god and his country and adored his grandchildren. He was the best pawpaw ever! We all love you and will miss you, until we meet again….
He spent the last 18 years of his life with his love Rebecca E Kinniard by his side. From a previous marriage with Lillian Louise Smith (deceased) Jim has one beautiful daughter, Charlene Denise Smith. Jim is survived by his daughter, two grandchildren Krystle Denise Chapman, husband Derek and Ryan William Smith. Step-daughter Cheryl Hansen-Casas and grand-daughter Tiffany Beach with husband Jose. Step son Bret Hansen and Robert (Bobby Montgomery) and grandchildren Houston and Hutch Montgomery. He is survived by Rebecca Kinniard’s family. The 5 children include Gregory john Zawadski, Michelle Marie Morrison, Donald Lewis Kinniaird Jr., Richard Paul Kinnaird, and Kelly Kathryn Hamilton. Son-in-laws, James Edward Morrison and Jason Robert Hamilton. Grandchildren, Kristan Lynette and husband Spencer, Austan Lewis, Kara Christine, Cassandra Elaine and husband Chase, Tristan Robert, James Earnest and wife Kelsey, Joseph Woodrow, Jared Edward, Jason Robert Jr and wife Daren, Robert Lewis, and Rebecca Ann. Great grandchildren, Evan Alexander, Sydney Elisabeth, Isaac Anthony, Jenicka Elaine, Jayleigh Mae, Chase Levi, and David James.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 11 am at Riley Funeral Home Chapel.