James David Welborn
James David Welborn
  • September 15, 1935 - April 15, 2017
  • Hurst, Texas

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James David Welborn, age 81, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Funeral: 1:00pm on Wednesday at Shady Oaks Baptist Church, 1336 Cavender Dr, Hurst, TX 76053, with burial following at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

James grew up in Floydada, TX. He served in the U. S. Army in 1955 and 1956. After his military service, James attended West Texas State University and received his bachelors in 3 years. He held several jobs after college. He worked for an Electrical Company and Westinghouse as a Branch Manager and was a Sales Rep in the World Trade Center Dallas, TX. In 1977 he opened his first Hallmark Store and was the CEO of Happiness/ Holly’s Hallmark for 40 years. It was a family owned and operated business. He was loved and will be missed. James is preceded in death by his sister, Eunice Lewis.

James is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Welborn; daughters, Karrie Coben and husband Jeff, Rene Zubroski and husband Mike, and Sherri Smith and husband Brooks; grandchildren, Melissa Coben, David Coben and wife Whitney, James Zubroski and fiancé Charisse, Kristina Zubroski, Georgia Smith and Kathryn Smith; great grandchildren, Noah and Brayden; siblings; Donna Booth and husband Clarmon, Joann Gooch, and Bobby Welborn and wife Nancy.