ALVARADO - A memorial service celebrating the life of James Chad Van Buskirk, 36, of Alvarado, was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Alvarado with the Rev. Wade Taylor officiating.

Mr. Van Buskirk passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011. He was born in Arlington on Sept. 30, 1974 the son of Aundrea Kaye and John David Van Buskirk.