James Christopher McRae, McKinney, Texas, was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, December 13, 1944, to Donald and Gladys (Hartman) McRae. At six months of age, his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Jim graduated from high school in 1962. He moved to the Dallas, Texas, area in January of 1964 where he remained until his passing on July 20, 2022.
Jim began his career with Texas Instruments in 1970. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1978 as a mechanical engineer, a profession he was born to do. He continued to work for TI, had a three-year stint with Murdock Oil, then returned to TI. TI subsequently sold Jim's division to Raytheon. All totaled, he retired after forty years of service to TI/Raytheon in 2010.
Jim loved physical fitness, water sports and boats, reading, tinkering at home projects, fixing things, and taking care of a home inside and outside. He also loved Jesus and is with him now, not because of anything Jim did, but because Jim accepted what our Lord did for him. And Jesus is faithful to those to whom he calls by name.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Judy Crovisier (McKinney, TX); his daughter Tracy McRae (Paradise, TX); two grandchildren, Meaghan Fraser and Taylor Wilson; two great grandchildren, Layne McRae and Kynzleigh Wilson; a stepdaughter, Traci (TJ) Tatum (Allen, TX); a brother, Robert (Barb) McRae (Bella Vista, AR); a brother David (Cynthia) McRae (Albuquerque, NM); a stepmother, Donna McRae (Albuquerque, NM).
Donations can be made to missionregan.org.