Funeral services for James Franklin Flurry, Sr., 71, will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery, 4000 Meriwether Rd. in Shreveport. A visitation will be held Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Rev. McKee Williams.
James Franklin Flurry, Sr. was born on September 4, 1950, in Jena, LA to Doyle and Lucille Flurry. He passed away on March 3, 2022, with his family surrounding him after a courageous battle with many health issues. James Flurry, Sr. was a dedicated public servant for nearly 20 years. He served for seven years on the Shreveport City Council and had been Justice of the Peace for 12 years. James was a faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher for the Joy Sunday School class. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. In his dearest friend Willie Bradford's tribute, "James had a servant's spirit and a servant's heart, his focus was always on serving others to the best of his abilities." James would always say, "One of my biggest joys was meeting people and having a friendship that would have never happened had he not been in a public service role."
James was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Lucille Flurry of Homer, LA; brothers, Harold and Billy Flurry. Beautiful memories will be shared by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Gross Flurry of Shreveport, LA; his daughter, Dr. Angela Sherman and her husband Ray Sherman of Tomball ,TX; his son, James Flurry, Jr. and his wife Brandy of Shreveport, LA; three grandchildren, McKinley Sherman, Jack Sherman, and Claire Flurry; brothers, Bob Flurry and his wife Judy of Ferriday, LA ; Charlie Flurry and his wife Bonnie of Magnolia, AR; and a very special brother-in-law, Ricky Gross and his wife Shelia of Keithville, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honoring James, as pallbearers will be Bo Flurry, Chuck Flurry, Lynn Flurry, Staton Flurry, Robby Gross, Corbin Van Arsdale, Keith Walton, and Jeff White. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Bradford, Mario Chavez, Dwight Fugate, Les Micheaelis, Harold Sader, John Settle, and Curtis William.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Raj Gandhi and Dr. Veluvolu for the professional and loving care shown to James. The family would like to express their appreciation to the nurses and staff of Willis-Knighton North Critical Care Unit for their care and compassion.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
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