James  Hyles

James Wayland Hyles

Friday, November 6th, 1942 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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James Wayland Hyles, 77, of Cross Plains, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2020 in Abilene, Texas.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 28, at 10:30 AM at Cross Plains Memorial Park in Cross Plains, Texas with Terry Simmons officiating. The family will have a time of visitation on Monday, July 27 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains, Texas. Online condolences for the family are welcome at

James was born November 6, 1942 in Brownfield, Texas to the Late Lewis Frank Hyles and Eva Bell (Pebsworth) Hyles.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Hyles; parents, Frank Hyles and Eva Bell (Pebsworth) Hyles; 2 brothers, Charles Hyles; Lowell Montgomery; granddaughter, Shana (Hyles) Reed.

James is survived by his 4 sons, Buck Hyles and friend, Janice Kelly of Cross Plains; Frankie Hyles and wife, Kelli of Cross Plains; Daniel Hyles and wife, Susan of Toller; Charles Goode, wife Bobbie Jo of Clyde; 23 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister, Jeri Rose of Abilene; niece, Judy Ridgway of Abilene; host of nieces and nephews and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 27th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, July 27th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel
    309 Northeast 4th Street
    CROSS PLAINS, TX 76443
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 10:30am
    Cross Plains Memorial Park
  • Interment

    Cross Plains Memorial Park


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Brent Brooke

Posted at 05:39pm
T Buck and Frankie. Sorry for your loss.
Brent Brooke

McLennan Co, PCT 1

Posted at 12:21pm
With deepest sympathy, our prayers are with you and your family
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Barbara Powell

Posted at 11:22am
May God pour out His peace on the Hyles family. Extra peace for Daniel and his family.

Russ Miller

Posted at 05:39pm
God placed James into my life nearly 7 years ago. He was beginning radiation treatments for lung cancer and needed a ride to and from Abilene. His first appointment took several hours as he needed to be fitted and measured so that when he was done I asked him if he was hungry and he said he was. We went to Larry's Best Burgers and I got us some burgers, fries, and cokes. The next day, when James was finished with his radiation he asked if I wanted to go back to Larry's for some burgers and so we did. James got mad when I wouldn't let him pay and finally he blurted out "I ought to kick your butt!" I smiled as I answered "That would be a sight to see; a man with one leg giving me a kick in the butt...what are you going to stand on while your kicking with your one leg?" James started laughing over what he had just said and grinned as he sheepishly said "That would be quite a sight indeed!" Our friendship began that day and over the years I would bring James to church, to lunch at the Senior Center, and in later years visit him at the nursing home. James never lost his sense of humor nor his gift of gab. I'm going to miss you James; you were one of a kind. Russ

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