James Ira McNabb, Sr.

December 24, 1944 – June 29, 2022
FORT WORTH – James Ira McNabb, Sr., 77, died on June 29, 2022 after a stroke.
A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on July 9, at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie, with Preston Furlow officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Salona Cemetery in Bowie.
McNabb was born Dec. 24, 1944 in Robstown to Verna Harper McNabb and Ira Ogden McNabb. He graduated Bowie High School in 1963 and worked most of his life in the building engineering industry. He is best known for his hobby as a knife maker, crafting pieces of art from steel, wood and bone from around the world, which he won numerous awards for at the Texas State Fair.
McNabb loved teaching history through living re-enactments from Rendezvous to the War Between the States. He belonged to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Cowtown Scottish Society. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie McNabb; children, Dawn McNabb and James McNabb Jr., Tulsa, Misty McNabb, Dallas and Brian Caldwell, Abilene; 10 grandchildren and three step-children.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.