Funeral service for James Wylie Birchfield, age 81, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Burns and Rev. Tim Potts officiating. Interment will follow at South Liberty Cemetery with John Powell, Glenn Roach, Jim Glenn, Jeff Wilson, Milton Ragan and Mac Garrett serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Birchfield, Bryan Oyler, Jose Fernandez, P M Leslie and Cody Travis as well as life time friends, J.W. and Elaine Ragan. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at West Oaks Funeral Home.
James passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs. He was born June 14, 1936 in Sulphur Springs, son of Marion and Agnes (Amox) Birchfield. James married Edna Green on July 31, 1956 in Sulphur Springs. She survives. James was a dairy farmer and retired as manager of Shirley Water Supply.
In addition to his wife, He is survived by his sons, Howard Birchfield and wife Teresa of Sulphur Springs, Donald Birchfield and Teri, of Ben Wheeler, grandchildren, Amanda Oyler and husband, Bryan, Blake Birchfield and wife Asheley of both of Sulphur Springs, Devrie Fernandez and husband, Jose of Van, Breiann Leslie and husband, P M of Sulphur Springs, Raylie Travis and husband Cody of Canton, great grandchildren, Kyler Fernandez, Ava Oyler, Kennadi Fernandez, Delaney Travis, Ali Oyler, Corley Travis, Brady Birchfield, Weston Leslie and Cash Travis.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion Birchfield and Agnes, sisters, Ruth Birchfield, Dorothy Kennedy and Patricia Garrett.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.