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James Lawrence Shawver

1928 - 2020
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
James Lawrence Shawver

James Lawrence Shawver, “JL”, age 92, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Azle, Texas with his family by his side. The family finds great comfort in knowing that their beloved “Daddy” and “Grandpa” went immediately into the arms of Jesus for eternity.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m., Jan. 11 2021, at Biggers Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Lakeside where Mr. Shawver was a longstanding member. Burial will be held at Jaybird Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Biggers Funeral Home of Lake Worth, Texas.

JL was born Dec. 3, 1928 in Terrell, Texas. He was a resident of Azle since 1973, where he and his wife happily raised their daughter and son. Mr. Shawver was a business owner and purchased the Fort Worth Auto Auction in 1968 that he operated until he sold it in the early 1980’s. He went into early retirement where he continued to manage multiple real estate properties and worked in the car sales industry literally until the day he became ill in late December 2020.

Mr. Shawver had a sharp mind and a quick wit that brightened the day of anyone he spoke with. He was a trustworthy and humble man, continually witnessing his love of Christ, an honorable member of the community, who was greatly loved and will be missed by countless people he met throughout his life. He made an impact with everyone he came in contact with, after one conversation you knew how he lived his life; Loving God and loving people.

He was preceded in death by: wife, Azalea Shawver; parents James Arthur and Annie Laura Shawver.

Survivors include his daughter, Anne Kilmer and husband Bret; son, JA Shawver; grandson, Christian Kilmer, all of Azle; sister, Annie Florence, of Seymour, Texas; and many loving family members and friends.

The Azle News, Jan. 13, 2021 Edition