Graveside services for James Paul McPhearson, age 79, of Yantis, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Yantis Cemetery with Bro. Byron George officiating. There will be a come and go visitation on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 8:00 to 5:00 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Michael McPhearson, Jimmy McPhearson, Ty McPhearson, Aaron Self, Derick Self and Erik Nash. James passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. James was born on August 14, 1941 in Yantis, the son of Luther McPhearson and Juanita Wilson McPhearson. He married Sherry McFadden on June 21, 1958 in Hugo, OK. James and his wife Sherry owned and operated their Dairy Farm for 39 years. James loved to fish and loved being anywhere as long as it was on the water where he spent a lot of time with his family skiing on the lakes. James was Master Mason Lodge #382 of Yantis. He is survived by his wife Sherry of 62 years, sons, James Paul McPhearson, Jr and wife Jennifer of Canada, Jimmy Wayne McPhearson and wife Rhonda of Pittsburg, Michael Layne McPhearson and wife Michelle of Yantis, daughter, Paula Sue Minyard and husband Ricky of Campbell, grandchildren, Brandon Newman and wife Lacee, Aaron Self and wife Kaylee , Derick Self, Ty McPhearson and wife Brittni, Heather Nash and husband Erik, Samantha McPhearson, Alexis McPhearson, Connor McPhearson, Haylie McPhearson, Braxton Ledbetter, Emma Nichols, Lorie Martin, Cody Minyard and wife Brittney, and great-grandchildren, Brianna McPhearson, Hunter Newman, Tanner Newman, Zayne Nash, Bentley Nash, Lawsyn Self, Karsyn Self, Madison Martin, Trinity Martin, Dobson Martin, and Fox Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Dale McPhearson.