I am a Veteran.James "J.B." Braddy Wolfe
February 8, 1925 - January 12, 2018
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On January 12, 2018, James Wolfe of Lubbock, TX took his final breaths of life at home; just the way he wanted. He was born on February 8, 1925 in Dallas, TX to Greene W.B. Wolfe, and Emma Leona (Walsh) Wolfe. While still in high school, he met the love of his life, Verda Nell Hamiter. Upon his return from WWII, they continued their romance and married on May 3, 1947. To this union were born 3 sons - James Gordon, William Gregory, and Charles Gary Wolfe, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. When he became of age, in 1943, he enlisted in the Army and served a tour in Europe from 1943-1946. For his services, he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and several other medals. Following his discharge, he and Verda attended Baylor University where he was involved with ROTC and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Education in 1952. He was then commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force in 1953 working his way up through the ranks and served until his retirement in 1970 as a Major. Upon his military retirement, he joined the Texas Department of Health for whom he worked until retiring in 1983.

After this, he and Verda enjoyed traveling and being grandparents. A man of unwavering faith, he was an active member of the Baptist church and served whenever and wherever he was able. He was ordained as a Deacon and truly loved serving his church. He and Verda are long time members of Oakwood Baptist Church where they were actively involved with Sunday School, VBS, and choir.

He is survived by his wife, Verda; sons Gordon Wolfe; Greg Wolfe and his wife, Cynthia; and Gary Wolfe and his wife Leila; Grandchildren DeShaun, Kristina, Benjamin, Joshua, Daniel, Breckron, and Dashayla; and great-grandchildren Nikolaus, Elizabella, Sophia and Olivia.

Preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters, Anna Pearl Fletcher and Lorazell Elizabeth Anderson; and granddaughter, Shemaiah Wolfe.

His family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for making his final days special and comfortable.

You are invited to attend a memorial viewing on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Combest Family Funeral Homes Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Resthaven Memorial Park.

James "J.B." Braddy Wolfe
Visitation Schedule
Memorial Service
Combest Family Funeral Homes - Chapel
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
6 - 8 p.m.
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Service Schedule
Resthaven Memorial Park
Lubbock, TX  
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2 p.m.
Burial Schedule
Resthaven Memorial Park
5740 West 19th Street
Lubbock, TX  79407
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