James Ray Mars

James Ray Mars
November 26, 1947 - November 13, 2019

A celebration of life will be held for Jim Mars at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Pine Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Walter Dunavant, Sr. officiating.
James Ray Mars was born November 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. He had been a resident of Tyler for 30 years. He served in the US Coast Guard and retired from the US Postal Service after 33 years. He was an actor, Elvis sing-a-like, and a musician. Jim was a loving husband, wonderful grandfather, and member of Pine Springs Baptist Church.
Jim passed away at the age of 71 on November 13, 2019 in Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Mars and Ruth Ann Flesner Mars, and sister, Judy.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Mary Mars of Tyler; two children, Erica Dunavant of Montalba and Bryan Melton of Tyler; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie & Lana Mars of Watagua; and two grandchildren, Lexie Carr and Taylor Reid.