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James Oscar Haynes

James Oscar Haynes died on Sunday, December 13, of natural causes, in Ennis. Known to his family as Jim, he was born on

December 17, 1923, in Shongaloo, Louisiana. He earned his civil engineering degree from Louisiana Tech and his petroleum

engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma. Jim and his wife, Evelyn (“Evie”) moved from Dallas to Ennis in December 1972.

A voracious learner, Jim enjoyed spending his time learning about technology, politics, finances and healthy eating. Even through he

was almost 92, he could most often be found sitting in front of his computer reading.

After spending 5 years in Brookdale Assisted Living, Jim was happy to move back to his and Evie’s home outside of Ennis due to the

selfless efforts of his granddaughter Tonya Nelson and her husband Stephen who moved in with him. The family would like to express

special thanks to Stephen Nelson who assumed the role of primary caregiver to Jim during the last 8 months of his life.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents W. A. and Ora Haynes, sister Gwendolyn Haynes and beloved wife Evelyn “Evie”


He is survived by his three children, Judy Shehan; Kenneth Haynes and wife Arletty; Dan Haynes and wife Brenda, as well as his sister

Marion Haynes, cousin Donnie Haynes and granddaughters Christina Morse and husband Greg; Tonya Nelson and husband Stephen;

Kenzie Haynes; Kylie Moore and husband Richard; and Dana Haynes. He is also survived by a niece, a nephew and five great-


A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 26 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 300 N. Sherman, in

Ennis, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the “Jim and Evelyn Haynes Memorial Scholarship Fund” at the

First United Methodist Church.

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