James Marion Cureton

April 13, 1936 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 84)


On Monday, May 18th, 2020, James Marion Cureton, loving husband and father of three, passed away at the age of 84 in Cleburne, Texas.  A private memorial service is scheduled for May 30th in Alvarado, Texas. 


James Cureton was born on April 13, 1936, in West, Texas to Ceryl Hugh of Tennessee and Ina Lee Poteet Cureton.  James met the love of his life, Carolyn Joyce Jenkins while residing in Fort Worth, Texas.  They joined together in holy matrimony October 15, 1956.  For over 35 years, James worked for Central Freight Lines in Irving, Texas, where he acquired his nickname “Frosty.”  James spent most of his life in Euless, Texas, raising his three daughters, Charlotte, Tracy and Kelly, with his wife Carolyn.  He was a member of Oakwood Terrace Baptist where he served as a Deacon and Bus Driver. 


James was loved by all, creating bonds and friendships throughout his journeys.  He was a charismatic man with an unforgettable smile.  He loved traveling, as evident in his 38 year career at Central Freight Lines, driving cross country day and night.  James loved visiting Red River, NM, which he frequented throughout his life.  He also enjoyed gardening and Nascar racing. 


James was a loving husband and father, a protector and a fighter.  He had a selfless heart bursting with love for his family.  Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Carolyn Cureton of Alvarado, Texas; daughters Charlotte Egbers, Tracy Wright and Kelly Willis; grandchildren Stephanie Isham, Colton Wright and Morgan Martinez; great-grandchildren Ashley Isham, Ella Isham, Maddox Martinez and Charlie Diaz.  James is preceded in death by his sisters Jessie Marie Gover, Doris Jean Boatman, and Joan Priddy as well as his brother Stanley Cureton.


James Marion won the race, he is whole once again and has found peace in life eternal. 

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Memorial Service
May 30, 2020

11:28 AM
HWY (Alvarado, Texas)

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