James C. Sorrells

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James Clifton Sorrells, 86, of Rocksprings died on July 25, 2014, in Plano. He was born on Dec. 15, 1927, in Mason to Leta Ivy Sorrells and Clifton Sorrells. Sorrells received a degree in animal husbandry in 1949 from Texas A&M University in College Station. He was inspector for the State Feed Control for A&M for one year. He married Rebecca “Becky” Rodgers on Dec. 22, 1951. According to the family, Sorrells’s love for ranching and the outdoors took his family to the Newton Harrell Ranch in Claude. After about 20 years with the Newton Harrell Ranch, they moved to Rocksprings in 1970 to be in the family partnership with Sorrells Grocery and Market, which continued to grow through the years. They also had a filling station, which his younger brother, Kenneth, ran. The two brothers continued to run the family businesses until 1997. In 2003, the two brothers opened the Sorrells Inn, which they both have run together ever since. He is survived by one son, Robert Samuel Sorrells and wife, Martha; one daughter, Janet Lynn Cowart and husband, Allen; five grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Sorrells and wife, Maxine; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Rocksprings. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Rocksprings. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Cemetery in Camp Air. Pallbearers were Robert Gomez, Sam Sorrells, Travis Sorrells, John Kain, Evaristo Rendon and Steve Sorrells. NELSON FUNERAL HOME OF ROCKSPRINGS, WWW.NELSONFUNERALHOMES.NET
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