James Hernandez, 83, of Abilene, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 in Abilene.
Visitation will be from 6:00 PM -8:00 PM Friday, November 6, 2020, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Graveside services will be held at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Lee Fuller, officiating. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home.
James was born on March 16, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, to Eleazar and Emilia (Tellez) Hernandez. He and Annabelle McDonald Davis were married on February 14, 1977, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She preceded him in death on October 27, 2016.
James served in the US Air Force for 20 years. He retired from Holloman Air Force Base in Otero County, New Mexico. After retiring, he joined the Civil Service at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
James was passionate about sports. He loved watching the Oakland Raiders and the Cincinnati Reds. He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in San Antonio. James was a resident of Alamogordo, NM, San Antonio, TX, and Friendswood, TX, before moving to Abilene.
James was also preceded in death by his parents, and sister Leonor Larew.
James is survived by his four children, Ricky Hernandez, Lawson Davis and wife Diana of Abilene, Amos Davis, and Frances Plotner and husband Keith of League City, Texas; one brother, Carlos Hernandez and wife Barbara of San Antonio; six grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Family suggests memorials may be made to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford St, Abilene, Texas, 79605.