James Carlton Dooley was claimed in death on November 13, 1970 in a Bryan hospital. His death came after a lengthy illness at the age of 52 years.

James was born in Bedias, Tex. on October 9, 1918, the son of W. D. and Ruby Bracewell Dooley. He shared this family with two sisters, Hazel Dooley and Mrs. Ruth Riske, and his two brothers, Pat Dooley & W. D. Dooley.

On April 25, 1942, he was married to Doris Smith. They established their home in Bryan where they resided until his death. This home was blessed with one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Holder, and two sons, Jimmy and Jay. They, with a grandson, Douglas Holder, survive James.

Jim received his advanced education at Texas A & M University and had done special work in his field of Vocational Agriculture. He was devoted to youth and spent 27 years teaching Vocational Agriculture in the public schools. Many young men were influenced toward a higher education and a better life through Jim's efforts.

Reaching beyond his immediate sphere of work, Jim was active in the Chamber of Commerce, the Young Farmer's Organization and other work pertaining to the improvements of rural life. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Bryan.

Be it Resolved by the Bracewell reunion that we join together in extending our sympathy to his children in the loss of their father and mother, James and Doris Dooley.


Unanimously adopted by the Bracewell Reunion June 6, 1971, with the understanding that a copy of this resolution be sent to the family and that the original be copied into the permanent minutes of the Reunion.