James Newberry

March 24, 1929, September 02, 2017

James Elbert Newberry

James Elbert Newberry passed away peacefully at home on September 2, 2017.  Jim was born March 24,1929 in Pt. Arthur, Texas. He remained in Port Arthur until the 10th grade in school, where he was awarded Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 75. His parents relocated to Nederland, where he graduated from Nederland High School in 1947. He attended Lamar Jr College, then transferred to The University of Houston, graduating in 1952 with a BBA. Jim continued his education by attending South Texas School of Law in Houston at night while working as an insurance adjuster by day. He graduated with a JD in 1956.

He then returned to Nederland with his family and practiced law until his retirement in 1991. 

Jim is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Estelle Newberry, and his brother Mack Newberry.

Jim is a member of First Christian Church of Port Arthur.

He is survived by his children Roxanne Morrow (Jim), Allison Newberry (Joe Dennis) and Randall Newberry; grandchildren India Morrow, Justin Dennis (Kendall), Christian Dennis, Brandon Newberry(Ben) and Erran Newberry; great grandchildren Jude, Eden, Leila, Everett and Samuel Newberry; nieces Pat Brennan (Terry) and Juli Newman (Scott).

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made in his name to First Christian Church of Port Arthur, 5856 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas 77642.

A gathering of Mr. Newberry’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 18, 2017, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.


505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Gathering of Mr. Newberry's Family and Friends
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Sunday, September 17, 2017
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, September 18, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves
3900 Twin City Hwy Groves, TX 77619

Comments (2)

  • A friend

    13 September 2017 at 18:00 | #

    As a flower needs sun and the harvest rain, so I miss your voice each and every day. I loved you as a young woman and understand you as I have become an old woman BUT the love remains the same. Prayers to your sweet family .they surely know nothing can separate us from GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.


  • Don Jacobs

    07 September 2017 at 16:05 | #

    He was a long-ago friend, willing to help those who needed it. My sympathies to the family.


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