James Lamar Rasco, age 89, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Groesbeck Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Groesbeck Funeral Home (1215 E. Yeagua St., Groesbeck, Texas), with Brother Larry Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Cobb Cemetery. He was born on October 7, 1924 to W. P. and Minnie Beatrice Harris Rasco in Thornton, Texas. He was raised in Thornton, Texas. He graduated as salutatorian from Thornton High School in 1942. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII in the South Pacific and was honorably discharged as a Technical Sergeant with the 90th Bomb Group in the 320th Bomb Squadron in the 5th Army. Lamar was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater with 4 bronze stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 bronze star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Air Medal with 3 bronze Clusters, and the World War II Victory Medal. He and his devoted wife Betty June Bates were married on April 19, 1946 and had celebrated 68 years together last month. In 1949, they moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where Lamar was in business for 30 years as an Exxon Service Station Dealer. Lamar died May 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a wonderful, devoted husband and father who loved life to the fullest while he was here but is now in a better place. His wife and kids and entire family will miss him dearly. One of Lamar’s proudest accomplishments was seeing all three of his children graduate from college and being able to fund their accomplishment. He always had a smile and an optimistic outlook and we loved to be around him. He loved jokes and always could recall one for every situation. Lamar is preceded in death by his parents, W. P. and Minnie Rasco; sisters, Lou Willie Rasco, Fredy Sims, Ella Jane Rasco, Lura Rasco, Joyce Cole; brothers, Andrew Pickens Rasco, R.Q. Rasco, and Willard Paul Rasco. Lamar is survived by his devoted wife, Betty; sons, Dennis and wife Carol of San Antonio Texas, Dale and wife, Patsy of Corpus Christi Texas; and daughter, Rhonda Diane Rohe and husband Mike of Idaho Falls, Idaho; sibling, Murray Solon Rasco and wife Annette of Missouri City, Texas; grandchildren, Ryan Rasco of Boerne, Texas, Dr. Drew Rasco and wife Dr. Sarah Rasco of San Antonio, Texas, Amber Henderson and husband Joe of Southlake, Texas, and Natalia and Anatoli “Tola” Rohe of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 4 great-grandchildren, Audrey and Solon Rasco of San Antonio, Texas, Anna and Will Henderson of Southlake, Texas.