Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at First United Methodist Church of Matador with Chuck Harrison officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
James was born Nov. 17, 1967, in Lubbock to James and Gail Bearden. In 1986, he graduated from high school in Adrian. He attended Amarillo College, graduating with an Associate’s degree.
James worked for PrimeMedia in Dallas for several years.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Tuff Harwell.
Survivors include his parents, James Bearden, of Matador and Gail Harwell, of Adrian; a sister, Tina Renee Hartness and husband Gregg, of N. Richland Hills; two stepsisters, Lee Jones and husband Michael, of Boerne and Jan Reeve and husband Mitch from Hereford; a nephew, Derek Loveless; and two nieces, Holly Baddorf and Hannah Hartness; two great-nieces, Kelbey and Layla; two great-nephews, Deacon and Luke; and several step-nieces and step-nephews.
The family suggests memorials be made to Adrian United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of Matador or the Volunteer Fire Department in Adrian.