809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Jimmie Ray Rape
June 10, 1930 - December 7, 2022

Jimmie Ray Rape

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Jimmie Ray Rape was born in Hill County on June 10. 1930, and passed away on December 7th 2022 at Christian Care Community in Mesquite, Texas. He was the son of Augustus and Verna Rape. Mr. Rape is survived by his daughter, Cindy Peterson of Rockwall, Texas, Grandson, Russell Peterson of Allen, Texas, two great-grandchildren, Laurel and William Peterson of Allen, Texas and one brother, Bobby Rape of Hillsboro. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews from the area. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Christian Care, Mission Department Greenway Village, Attn: Randy Richey, Mission Development 948 Wiigins Pkwy, Mesquite, Texas 75150.
Mr. Rape spent his childhood in the areas of Blum, Aquilla, Hillsboro and Abbott. His father and brothers worked as a farming family. He and his brothers were childhood friends with Willie Nelson. Mr. Rape survived polio as an adolescent and was treated at the old Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Later, Jimmie met his spouse Ethel Elizabeth Davis while living in the Wichita Falls, Texas area. They were married for fifty-one years prior to Ethel's passing. Jimmie moved to the Los Angeles California area during the late 1950's and that is where his daughter was born. Later, they moved to Ft. Worth, Texas and lived in that area for twenty-two years prior to moving to Waco. Jimmie worked as a long-haul truck driver for many years and retired in 1994.
Jimmie was a kind-hearted, patient and loving family man, often helping family and friends who were in need. Jimmie was an excellent mechanic; he loved to use his hands and create something out of nothing in his shop; his resourcefulness was a God-given talent that he always showed and taught to his family and friends. He loved to fish, enjoyed sports, and always loved to be outdoors. He was a lover of life and enjoyed going dancing, even in his later years of life. He was an avid country music fan and especially liked the "Old Time" country music. In his time at Christian Care Community, the staff appreciated his kindness, gratitude and loving spirit. Jimmie left an incredible legacy to many people and was an excellent model and servant of a man. He will be missed but celebrated as he enjoys his time with our ultimate destination, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and family and friends in Christ.

Thursday, December 15, 2022
6-8:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede Street
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Graveside service
Friday, December 16, 2022
10:00 am
Peoria Cemetery
Peoria, TX  
Peoria Cemetery
Peoria, TX  


  1. Pat Cargill
    Jimmie was a dear friend and loved by by entire family. The Rapes were always
    ''Family'' to us and many of our younger generation truly did not know that we weren't related.
    My sincere sympathies to Cindy and her family and to Bobby and his family.
    We at Seniors Complete Insurance are saddened to hear of Jimmie's passing. It has been our pleasure to assist him with his insurance need the last 10 years. We know he will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Teresa Cassidy & Staff
  3. Lavada (Jeannie Davis) Harmon
    Uncle Jim was married to my dad's youngest sister. From the age of 6 or 7 I have memories of his calming voice, sometimes mischievous smile, and always concerned conversation. I remember him picking me up in his rig and I traveled with he and his family from California to Oklahoma. He was one of, if not the finest man I ever met.
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