JIMMY WORD July 29, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: Obituaries Jimmie Ray Word died on July 21, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Genevieve (Begie) Turner, Norma Manning, JoAnn Griffin and brother Chester Word. Jimmie was born Feb. 3, 1929 to Grace and Preston E. Word Sr. in Hondo, Texas at his grandmother’s house. Jimmie graduated from Bandera High School in 1947. Jimmie volunteered into the Marine Corps on Aug. 5, 1948. He fought in the Korean War. After the war, he came back to Bandera, Texas and met the love of his life, Coy Laverne Richards. They got married July 11, 1957 ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!