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Louis Sales

I read Greg's sweet note. I was there in Haltom and can attest Greg got in trouble and Jim became a legend. And the drive in cleaning, it was a great time to be alive. No one wanted to clean the women's restroom and money was to be found near the screens.

Louis Sales

I love this guy like no one else. We had great times together and I regret every day I was not a witness to his life. I literally owe him my life.

Pat Tyrrell

I am Jimmy’s Aunt Pat. I have many memories of Jim as we visited every year. I remember when Jim fell off the top of their slide when he was very you young & broke his legs. I remember many visits when Jim & family members loved to challenge us Missourians to a game of hearts. I remember driving to Oklahoma when Samuel was married & Jimmy insisted we stay after the wedding & play hearts into the night before. We drove home to Mo. I went 24 hours with no sleep but we had to play hearts! I will never forget him. He was a joy to know.

Greg Kemp

RIP Jimmy...You were a great person, husband, father, and friend. So many memories we had in high school together. Two certainly come to the top my list. First, working for 3 to 4 summers cleaning up drive-in theaters in North Dallas and Garland & all the trouble that presented and played itself out. Second, us getting into a fight with Haltom guys on Haltom/Richland night on Denton Hwy.You sure held your own with 3 /4 of those rascals. I will treasure our memories. You will be missed. Lifting up your family, hoping for God's peace upon each of them.

Melody Bell Fowler

Jimmy was such a great guy. We grew up across the street from each other. So many fun games of football right in the middle of the street! The five Meserves and the six Bells had a lot of fun times.

Buddy Hamm

Jim was always a solid guy. He was his own man. Once you got to know Jim, you felt like you had a new friend. Prayers to his family for their loss.


Jimmy, you were one of the most original guys I ever met. You were always just yourself. Laid back cool. I remember riding in your first car, 6 cyl but you thought it was a race car man, lol. I remember you walking to school barefoot, it always made me laugh, you were into Kung Fu or something. To your family , y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace buddy.

Rosalie and Bill Morcom

Rosalie’s sister Lana (Elaine) and Jim had a great partnership raising 3 beautiful children. They were beginning to enjoy their well-deserved retirement when his illness interrupted. Lana, Elizabeth, Daniel and David have our deepest sympathy.

Kent and Becky Freeman

Elaine and kids, so sorry to hear about Jimmy, your Dad passing. We have some fun memories of the poker games.

James Lee Meserve


James Lee Meserve passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2023 in Fernandina Beach, Florida at age 64.

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 27, 1958 to the late Sam and Doris Meserve. Jim grew up in Richland Hills, Texas and graduated from Richland High School in 1976. After attending Tarrant County Junior College he was a realtor for ERA Real Estate before deciding to try driving. Jim loved it, made a career change, and worked as a professional truck driver at Roadway Express/YRC Freight for over 35 years.

Jim and his wife Elaine met at the pool when he was 20 and she was 19. They were together ever since, married in 1982, and had three children. Jim loved being a dad and was so proud of his children. One of his favorite things was going to hundreds of soccer games over 15 years, often to several in one day because all three kids played. He could describe in detail plays from matches that took place decades ago.

Proud to be a native Texan, Jim loved so much about it: Fort Worth and Austin, Sundance Square, the Dallas Cowboys, the epic Crowley sunsets, Blue Bell ice cream, and the neighborhood roadrunners. He enjoyed classic rock, golf, scuba diving, and chess. Jim was a talented card player and could give anyone a run for their money at Texas Hold'em. He was a reluctant traveler but had such a great time on family vacations to Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean that he always ended up taking credit for the trip.

Two years ago Jim and Elaine were able to realize Elaine's wish to live near the ocean. Just like she knew he would, Jim loved Amelia Island with its quiet natural beauty. One of his favorite pastimes was taking long walks on the trails of Eagan’s Creek Greenway and watching the wildlife.

Jim is survived by his wife of 40 years; daughter Elizabeth Meserve of Arlington, Virginia; son Daniel Meserve and wife Ema of Fort Worth, Texas; son David Meserve of Austin, Texas; granddaughter Romy Claire, who arrived to Daniel and Ema just in time and gave Jim such happiness; brother Joe Meserve and wife Susan of Jacksonville, Florida; brother Mike Meserve and wife Joy of North Richland Hills, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sharon Mulder, and brother David Meserve.

A memorial service for Jim will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 in the Burgess Chapel, Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors, 1305 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034. A time for the service will be announced at a later date.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

They are one person
They are two alone
They are free together
They are for each other


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