GALVESTON: James Pat Wylie age 67 of Galveston died Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster. Funeral services are 6:30pm Monday, October 3, 2011 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston, Dr. Ray Meador officiating. The family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm on Monday. A graveside service with full military honors will be held 2:00pm Tuesday at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.
Born June 9, 1944 in Rusk, Texas to James Arnold Wylie and Emma Florence Brown Wylie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving 3 years in Vietnam as a combat solider. He received 2 purple hearts and 2 bronze stars with Valor of which he was very proud. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone with 33 years of service and in his retirement years worked for ATT delivering phone books. He also enjoyed working for Mainland Floral in Galveston. He enjoyed his time volunteering at the Lena Pope Children’s Home in Dallas where he was the Santa for many years. He volunteered for many years working with foster children in the Fort Worth and Waco areas. Mr. Wylie along with his family was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Galveston and a very beloved husband, Father, Son and brother.
Preceded in death by his father, James A. Wylie survivors include his wife, Alba Wylie; daughter, Samantha Wylie both of Galveston; son, James P. Wylie and wife Christy of Fort Worth; mother, Emma Florence Wylie; sister, Frankie Barclay and husband Winston all of Abilene; nieces, Pamela Duffee and husband Richard and Jamie Bruce and husband Les; numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are the Deacon Board of First Baptist Church Galveston.