James “Jimmy” R. Choate

James R. Choate of Kenedy, Texas was born on October 5, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to Brady Earl Choate and Doris Mae Jones Choate passed away at his residence on December 17, 2021 at the age of 75. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 54 years: Ellen Choate of Kenedy, TX; his daughters: Dorothy (David) Wood, Thomaston, TX and Donna (Robert) Mae Busselman of Kenedy, TX; five grandchildren: D.J. , Ashley, Cristi, Mariah, Madison aka Duck; five great grandchildren: Cole, Lily, Macie, Raelynn and Avery; like a brother: Robert (Thelma) James Marichalar; and other relatives and friends.  A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 19,2021 at 1:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with daughter: Donna M. Busselman to lead in his celebration of life. (Services to conclude in chapel). Reception following at daughter’s residence. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.