~James Ray Sandelovic~

YOAKUM: James Ray Sandelovic, age 63, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 in Shiner TX.

He was born October 1, 1954 in Yoakum TX. James was the oldest child born to Felix and Janie Springfield Sandelovic.

James Ray will be lovingly remembered by his mother; siblings Linda Sandelovic of Victoria, William "Bill" Sandelovic of Shiner, Elizabeth (Dayle) Lemke of Victoria, and Michael (Deanna) Sandelovic of Hallettsville; nephews Joshua Brown, Clayton (Brooke) Brown, Ky Sandelovic, and Nathan Sandelovic; niece Natalie Sandelovic; great nephew Aiden Brown.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2012 and his sister Cathy Brown in 2015.

Born with Down Syndrome, James Ray had the sweetest demeanor, the brightest smile, a never ending curiosity, and an insatiable thirst for a cold Dr. Pepper. He was a ray of sunshine so it stands to reason that Heaven's light is now brighter.

Visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Sandelovic, Michael Sandelovic, Ky Sandelovic, and Dayle Lemke.

Memorial contributions may be made to DeWitt Lavaca Special Olympics or St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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