James L. Janway 

Oct. 23, 1922 –

Aug. 31, 2013

James L. Janway, 90, went gently into the arms of his lord and savior on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at his home in Waxahachie. James was born Oct. 23, 1922 in Crowder, Okla. to Jim and Emma Janway.  

He grew up in the Crowder area and graduated from Crowder High School. James farmed in the area until he was called to duty in the Army during World War II, which took him to the Pacific island of Guadalcanal.

After the war, he married Ruby Parker on Sept. 6, 1947 and they would have celebrated 66 years together this week.

They lived in McAlester, Okla. for 47 years before moving to Waxahachie to live with their son, Jerry. James built a career with the Oklahoma State Highway Department in McAlester and retired as the assistant Resident Engineer after 32 years.

James was a 55-year Mason with affiliations at Canadian Lodge No. 22, McAlester Lodge No. 550 and Lodge No. 90 in Waxahachie.  

He loved time with family, working on the farm, fishing and food.

James was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Jessie Janway; and sister, Effie Henderson.  

He leaves behind one brother, Eugene Janway; one sister, Faye Duvall; his loving wife, Ruby; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Janway of Waxahachie; granddaughter and husband, Heather and David Roberts; grandsons, John Janway, Zachary Janway and wife, Samantha, Andrew Janway, Nicholas Janway and fiancé Cassandra Cedillo; two great-grandchildren, Preston and Hayden Roberts; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County, 2375 Hwy. 287 Bypass West in Waxahachie with Bro. Gary Morgan officiating. Interment with military honors will be held at a later date. 

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 West Hwy. 287 Business, Waxahachie.  

In lieu of flowers, James would be pleased to know that any acknowledgement of his passing would be made to The Cowboy Church of Ellis County.