James William Mize


James William Mize, 86, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016, at his residence.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Old Union Cemetery in Tenaha with Dr. Robert Prothro officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 12:00 noon.
Mr. Mize was born April 18, 1930, in Ivanhoe, to T.O. “Pete” Mize and Lucille Gray Mize.  He served in both the United States Army and the United States Air Force.  Mr. Mize was a retired truck driver and a simple man who loved his family.  He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by
Wife of 58+ years: Retha Yarborough Mize of Tenaha
Kay Prothro and husband, Robert, of Marshall
Thomas Mize and wife, Terri, of Hideaway Lake
Gary Mize and wife, René of Center
Vernon Mize of Beckville
Lisa Glenn and husband, Donald Mack, of Henderson
Emily Gilbert and husband, Bryan
Jonathan Prothro and wife, Leslie
Melissa Alvarez and husband, Gonzalo
Joshua Mize and wife, Samantha
Colby Mize and wife, Amber
Dean Mize and wife, Candice
Marnie Mize
Madison Mize
Michael Mize
Miranda Mize
Mack Glenn and wife, Samantha
Jake Glenn
Great Grandchildren:
Avery Gilbert
Ryan Gilbert
William Prothro
James (J.T.) Mize
Amelia Mize
Sister: Glenda Mastrogiacomo and husband, Moe, of Arlington
Sister: Betty Johnson of Bonham
Preceded in death by
Parents: Pete and Lucille Mize
Brothers: Billy Mize, Lynn Dell Mize
Pallbearers will be Mack Glenn, Jonathan Prothro, Josh Mize, Colby Mize, Dean Mize, Michael Mize and Jake Glenn.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Gilbert, Gonzalo Alvarez, John Gray, Brack Harrison, John Yarborough and Tommy McMahon.
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