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James ‘Jim’ Bland | 1938-2012

Published Saturday, April 7, 2012

James 'Jim' Bland

Funeral for James “Jim” Bland, 73, of Chico is 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Bland died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Bridgeport.

Born Aug. 29, 1938, in Fort Worth to Elmer and Ollie Bland, he graduated from North Side High School in 1957. He was owner/operator of Jim Bland and Son Trucking, specializing in rock hauling.

Bland is survived by his wife, Gayle Bland; son Brad Bland and wife, Diane; grandchildren Holly Haralson and husband, Jonathon, and Ryan Bland; great-granddaughter Callie Gayle Haralson; sisters Dale Anna Ballard and Debbie Gayle Young; and other relatives.

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