July 19, 1941 - May 25, 2014
James (Jim ) H. Land
Jim Land, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, passed away on May 25, 2014. Jim Land was born July 19, 1941 and spent his life devoted to his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his parents J.W. and Leona Land. He is survived by his wife, Jean, their four children: Allyson Land, Paula Cookson, Jimmy Land, Jennifer Land. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Zachary, Jimbo, Peyton, Abby, Eli, Luke, Oliver.
Jim’s life was full of love and laughter. He always looked for the good in people and encouraged everyone to do the right thing no matter the price. This was most evident during his career as a bowling proprietor of Falls Bowl in Wichita Falls, Texas. There he formed relationships that have endured the test of time. He served as president of the Texas Bowling Centers Association, Associated Clubs of Texas, Southwest Regional Vice – President of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America and on many committees to help support and promote the sport of bowling. His passion for the people and the game he loved was undeniable and it showed through his actions. During his tenure as president of the Texas Bowling Centers, his greatest accomplishment was being one of the founders of the Grand Prix youth scholarship program which gives scholarships to youth bowlers based on their participation and dedication to the sport. His greatest source of pride came from his family. He always had a joke or story to tell and knew just how to make you smile. He will leave a legacy of memories for all who knew him. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Lions and Kiwanis clubs and he received many awards from various charitable organizations because of his selfless service to others.
His memory will live on through the James Land Memorial Sportsmanship Scholarship awarded by the Texas Bowling Centers Association.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Saturday May 31st 3:00 p.m. at our Aria Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the TBCA Grand Prix Scholarship Program in his name.Please send donations to: TBCA Grand Prix Scholarship 5700 Grover Ave Austin, Texas 78756 Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 214.340.8008