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Funeral services for James E. Rosenbaum, 79, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Black officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at the funeral home.
Mr. Rosenbaum passed away May 22, 2016 in McAlester, OK.
Jim was born February 5, 1937 in Duke, OK to Finis and Lucille (Lewis) Rosenbaum.
He graduated high school in Mangum, OK (where he still holds the baseball record for highest batting average) and received a scholarship to play football at Oklahoma State University. Mr. Rosenbaum received his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Science and Master's Degree in Animal Husbandry from OSU. While at OSU, he was on the livestock judging team. Mr. Rosenbaum married Sandra Boney on May 10, 1965 in Amarillo. He loved his ranch and caring for his animals and livestock. Mr. Rosenbaum showed cattle, sheep, goats and paint horses - judged sheep and goats - and raced quarter horses. He cared deeply about the Baptist Home for Girls in Madill, OK, for whom his family supports in many ways.
Survivors include: wife, Sandra Rosenbaum of Gainesville; daughter, Pennye Surles and husband, Bobby of Humble; daughter, Jennifer Rosenbaum and Greg Williams of Gainesville; grandchildren: Cody Surles and wife, Joanie of Humble, Cooper Surles of Houston, and Jessica Kuehner of Gainesville; brother, Fred Rosenbaum and wife, Paula of Gainesville; brother, Ernest Rosenbaum of San Antonio; brother, Steve Rosenbaum and wife, Kay of Fort Worth; and sister-in-law, Judy Stofer and husband, Jim of Victoria. Mr. Rosenbaum is also survived by: Phillip and Ellen Morton, Pamela Morton, Chuck and Susan Lewis, Miguel Gonzales, Enrique Ramirez, and lots of family, friends, and animals.
Mr. Rosenbaum was preceded in death by his parents; niece, Sandra Alvarez; and aunt and uncle, Anne and Frank Morton.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Home for Girls, 13976 Anthony Ln., Madill, OK 73446 or Noah's Ark Animal Shelter, 2501 N. Weaver St., Gainesville, TX 76240.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on May 25, 2016
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