On Aug. 25, 1954, Jimmie R. Chovanec was born to Adela Roznovsky Chovanec and Rudolph Chovanec. He grew up on a farm five miles south west of Granger. He attended SS Cyril and Methodius School for eight years and afterward Granger High School for four years. He then worked at various jobs including three years at a used clothing store in Bryan where he made some good friends.
After our father died, he gave home health care to our mother for some 15 years after which her condition deteriorated to the point where she had to be placed into a nursing home.
My brother then got a job at choice Bagging LTD where he worked for some eight years. During the last few years of his life he was unemployed, but he began drawing his social security retirement at the age of 62.
He liked to work, his hobbies included gardening, cooking, reading and the outdoors. He was an avid Beatles fan, and in his younger years dreamed of playing the drums like Ringo Starr.
Tragedy struck and he was found dead at his residence Jan. 28 by the Taylor Police Department. He apparently passed away while sitting at the kitchen table reading from the Holy Bible. May he now be in heaven.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, numerous aunts and uncles and a few cousins.
He is survived by his brother, Frank Chovanec; a few aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.
A graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Granger.