James Ray Stark (12/17/1962 - 7/28/2018)

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Funeral services for James Ray Stark, 55, of Arp, will be held 10am Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Arp Emmanuel Baptist with Dave Bianchi officiating with private interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.

Visitation will be at Arp Emmanuel Baptist, 202 E. Longview Street, Arp, TX 75750 9am-10am on Saturday, August 4th, 2018.

James passed away on July 28, 2018. He was born December 17, 1962 in Fairfield, CA to the late James Allen Stark and Mary Lou Beasy. James served in the U.S Air Force and employed with ETMC as a radio communications supervisor. He was a member of the Arp Volunteer Fire Department from January, 2001 up to his passing. James was the president of the Brothers Keepers MC, Tyler, a Long Standing Member of the Patriot Guard, and a member of the Canton Masonic Lodge in Arp.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Allen Stark and Mary Lou Whitten; son, Kenneth Allen James Poteet.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Stark of Arp; children, Sam and Cali Stark of San Antonio, Dawn and Larry Godejohn of Troup.

Children by God's Grace, Robert Poteet of Canton, Jenifer Ashley of Tyler, Jessica Stewart of Troup;

Siblings; Nathan and Missy Stark of Troup, Mark and Judy Stark of Troup, James Alonzo Terpening, Rue Lee Terpening of Austin, Katherine Kennedy of Bullard, Florence Warrick of Weber's Falls, OK, Michael and Laura Sahd of Early, TX, Tony Sahd of Cerrillos, NM; 11 grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephew, relatives, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Brothers Keepers MC. Chapter 18, so that they may continue James' mission to serve the needs of burn survivors in our community. Donations can be sent to BKMC 18, PO Box 8575, Tyler, TX 75711.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that if you choose to send flowers, that they be living plants for an Outdoor Memory Garden.

Online registration and condolences are available at www.cottlefuneralhome.com
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105 East Bradford P.O. Box 398
Troup, TX 75789
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 2, 2018
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