James C. “Jim” Blythe, 72, of Lake Kiowa, died June 13, 2014.
Visitation will be at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville at 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral is 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Interment will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at the DFW National Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Jim was born Feb. 3, 1942 in Dumas to George William and Hazel Geneva (Wibbing) Blythe. He married his college sweetheart, Dianne DuBose, Aug. 15, 1965 in Abernathy.
Jim and Dianne lived in the Gainesville area for more than 39 years.
He graduated from McMurry College in Abilene and Baylor University School of Physical Therapy in Dallas. Immediately after graduation, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army, serving seven years as a physical therapist during the Viet Nam era. He was honorably discharged as a Captain.
Following his discharge, he established the Physical Therapy Center in Gainesville with partner Alan Trammell, and he continued to work there until his death. Jim was a member of Gainesville First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Rose Ann Lambert.
Survivors include wife, Dianne; son Clint and wife, Tami, of Decatur; daughters Chrisanne Blythe of Kaufman and Lundyn of the home; grandchildren Layni and Zane Blythe of Decatur; brothers Don and wife, Barbra, of Fritch, Bill and wife, Jill, of Lake Kiowa, Ben and wife, Georgia, of Lake Kiowa; brother-in-law Larry Lambert of Dumas; brother-in-law Richard DuBose and wife, Joan, of Canton; and many loving nieces and nephews.