James Carlyle Obituary, Death – On December 6th, James Carlyle passed away after a long battle with cancer. The 28th of February found him being brought into the world in Mineola, Texas. His parents were Joe B. and Polly Carlyle. He was born and raised in the small town of Troup, Texas, which is also the location where he spent the majority of his life. During the course of his life and career, he has held a number of different roles and responsibilities. He was the owner of Troup Lumber Lumber Company, a firefighter for more than 60 years, during which time he also worked as an EMT and a paramedic, a pilot in the Air Force, and he served as mayor of the city of Troup during his time in office. He also served as mayor of the city of Troup during his time in office.

He was a trailblazer in his industry from the very beginning, and he was instrumental in the founding of Allied Building Stores, which is now a corporation that has an annual revenue of one billion dollars. The responsibilities as a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend were the ones he felt he fulfilled with the greatest amount of pride. After he retired, he filled his time with activities such as woodworking and tinkering in his workshop, as well as volunteering at the First United Methodist Church in Troup, where he had been an active member for the entirety of his life.

Before he did, his parents, his wife Dodo, his daughter Martha Ann, and her husband all passed away. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. The only members of his immediate family to have survived his passing were his daughter Linda Draper and her husband Peter of Houston, his son Joe Carlyle and his wife Debbie of Troup, and his daughter Cathy Lippincott and her husband Rob of Austin. All three of these couples reside in Texas. He is the grandfather of seven great-grandchildren in addition to having nine grandchildren.