James Harry MansfieldDecember 23, 1966 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 50)
James Harry Mansfield, 50, (aka Cowboy by many of his friends and acquaintances), died tragically in a fire in his home in Alvarado, Texas on Sunday. December 3, 2017. He was born December 23, 1966, in Abilene, Texas to Harry Edgar and Shirley Nadine (Lamkin) Mansfield. He spent his growing up years in numerous locations including, Fairport, NY, Kansas City, MO, Wamego, KS, Des Moines, IA, Liberal, KS and Wichita, KS
James graduated from Newton, KS High School in 1986, and was married to Laura Martindale, in Wichita in March 1987. She survives though separated.
He was proceeded in death by his mother and infant son Justin Harry Mansfield.
James is survived, in addition to his wife, by his father, Harry Mansfield and stepmother Jeanine Mansfield, of North Richland Hills, TX, a brother William Mansfield, of Wamego, KS, sisters Marsha Mansfield of Manhattan, KS and Denise Davis of Bartlett, KS. He is also survived by his sons Joshua Harry Mansfield of Snohomish, WA and Savyn Jaymz Mansfield of Stillwater, OK and a grandson, Dante Mansfield of Snohomish, WA.
In his professional career James was a finish carpenter in Wichita, Chicago, IL, and Lafayette, LA.
Some of his most notable accomplishments were specialty wood working items. These included the information desk, and viewing area work for the Vietnam Veterans Museum, in Chicago where he received special commendation from then first lady Hillary Clinton, constructing new antebellum homes in Louisiana and making them appear to be 300 years old, and specializing in intricate stairwell railings.
A “Time of Remembrance” will be held December 30th at the Lakeside Church of Christ at 11:30 am, 1500 Breckenridge Rd. Mansfield, Texas, and a graveside services will be held January 6th at 11:00 am at the Wamego, City Cemetery.