James Arthur Kirscht
James Arthur Kirscht
  • June 23, 1937 - April 22, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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James Arthur Kirscht, 79, passed away Saturday April 22, 2017.

Service: 10 am Thursday April 27, 2017 at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Visitation: 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

James (Jim) was born on June 23, 1937 in Pueblo, CO. After high school, Jim joined the Air Force in 1954 serving until 1958; continuing in the Air Force Reserves until 1962. He married Caroline Pinson on Nov 20, 1959. They moved to Amarillo, then Fort Worth. Together they raised five daughters. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for over 30 years. He enjoyed square and round dancing, camping, cooking, and the Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Caroline Kirscht; his parents, Peter and Erma Kirscht, and grandson Thomas Anthony Handley.

Survivors: Daughters, Valerie Kirscht and Rhonda Wadley of Amarillo, Jamie Pollard and husband, Jerry, Belinda Little and Kristie Kirscht, all of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.