James Moreland Obituary

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James Roy Moreland

March 8, 1929 - February 16, 2014
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Below please find the combined obituary of Jim and Barbara Moreland James Roy Moreland was born March 8, 1929 also in Irving, Texas. He was the son of William Jefferson Moreland and Dottie Crowley Moreland and was also the son of Don and Pat Christian. Jim graduated from Irving High School and enlisted in the United States Army where he was assigned to the 11th Airborne. There he trained paratroopers for the Korean Conflict but was never deployed. After leaving the military service, Jim enrolled at the University of Texas where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. Jim's business career was spent with Texas Instruments....
Below please find the combined obituary of Jim and Barbara Moreland

James Roy Moreland was born March 8, 1929 also in Irving, Texas. He was the son of William Jefferson Moreland and Dottie Crowley Moreland and was also the son of Don and Pat Christian. Jim graduated from Irving High School and enlisted in the United States Army where he was assigned to the 11th Airborne. There he trained paratroopers for the Korean Conflict but was never deployed. After leaving the military service, Jim enrolled at the University of Texas where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Jim's business career was spent with Texas Instruments. He held several patents and was a major contributor in TI's development of integrated circuitry. He retired from TI in the early 90s. While living in Los Colinas, Jim was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Irving Independent School District. He was an avid sportsman most notably as a bird hunter. He enjoyed hunting quail, dove and turkey with his beloved Brittany Spaniels.

Barbara Faye Cannon Moreland was also born in Irving on June 24, 1933. She was the daughter of Roy Cannon and Naomi (Oma) Borah Cannon. She too was a graduate of Irving High School where she played basketball for the Lady Tigers. Barbara was raised on the family farm which sat on the land that formed the south end of the DFW airport. Barbara and Jim were married in July of 1957 and she was a stay at home mother raising their two daughters. She was an artist, an outstanding cook, gardener and a wonderful caregiver. Her nickname of "Dead Eye" speaks to her bird hunting prowess.

Barbara and Jim are survived by two daughters; Evrin Ford of Beaumont and Debra Lynn Moreland Richard of Carrollton, two grandchildren Kelly Ann Smith and Casey Ray James Smith. Also surviving is their great granddaughter Dakota Jean Smith and a number of Jim's siblings. A memorial service to celebrate the Moreland's lives will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Hunter's Glen Baptist Church in Plano. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Institute of Carl Farlys Boys Ranch (West Texas).

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Moreland, James Age 84, of Plano, TX, died on February 16, 2014. For complete obituary and a note of condolence go to www.teddickeyfuneral.com

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