James Golden Sr.

   James Golden, Sr., 85 formerly Vernon resident for many years died on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Neuberger. Interment will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
   James was born Thursday, Nov. 21, 1929 in Vernon, Texas. He was the son of the late Ira J. Golden, Sr. and the late Irene Sage Golden. He married Gladys Graf on May 8, 1949 in Vernon.
   He had lived in Vernon his entire life until 2008. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served on various boards at the church; He was a member of the Boys Scouts of America, an Eagle Scout, and a Scoutmaster. He was awarded the Woodbadge and Silver Beaver. He was a charter member of the Vernon Housing Authority, a member of Vernon Lions Club, Southwest Home Furnishing Association Board of Directors and past president of the Vernon Band Boosters. He loved being in the retail furniture business and was owner and operator of Golden Furniture Store in Vernon for many years where he loved helping others. He loved God and his family most of all.
   He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gladys Golden of the home; two sons, John Golden and wife, Patti, of Wichita Falls, and Jim Golden of Granbury; one daughter, Mary Ann Schneider and husband Darrel of Arlington; his grandchildren, Jennifer and Chislom Tate, Julie and Dallas Horn, James Paul and Katie Golden, Mark and Cheri Schneider, Michael Schneider, Johnny Golden and Jessica Golden; one great-grandson, Collin Tate; a sister-in-law, Billie Golden; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Pallbearers will be James Paul Golden, Mark Schneider, James Schneider, Michael Schneider, Johnny Golden, Dallas Horn, Chisholm Tate, and Collin Tate.
   Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.

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