James E. Kuykendall

March 18, 1939 - November 17, 2019

James Kuykendall

James E. Kuykendall, 80, of Nederland, died Sunday, November 17, 2019, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born March 18, 1939, in Grand Saline, to Della Mae Kuykendall and Daryl Milton Kuykendall.

James was a member of First Baptist Church of Nederland. He enjoyed watching football and basketball as well as coaching both sports. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he adored greatly, as well as, traveling and visiting the lake cabin.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Kuykendall, of Nederland; sons, James Derrell Kuykendall and his wife, Janice, of Vidor; James Lloyd Fontenot and his wife, Faye, of Houston; and Randy Lee Fontenot and his wife, Angie, of Deweyville; daughter, Michelle Williams and her husband, Michael, of Crosby; grandchildren, Lauren; Alexis; Sheryl; Mari; Kara; Kim; Whitney; Ashley; and Tristan; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Kuykendall, of Houston; and brother-in-law, O.H. Pullin, Jr., of Tennessee.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Della Mae and Darrell Kuykendall; and granddaughter, Katrina Fontenot.

A gathering of Mr. Kuykendall’s family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Broussard’s, followed by his interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, November 21, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves
3900 Twin City Hwy Groves, TX 77619

Comments (9)

  • Kent shaffer

    04 December 2019 at 04:20 | #

    James was my coach at Austin Jr. High in Beaumont Texas in 68, 69 and 70. He was a very good man. Job well done coach.....I hope to see ya later.


  • Kayla McRae

    21 November 2019 at 17:51 | #

    I’m sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to my sisters Lauren and Alexis and their family.


  • Lauren young

    21 November 2019 at 17:40 | #

    Love you Papawpaw


  • Ernest & Brenda Chance

    21 November 2019 at 15:27 | #

    Our hearts go out to Mary and the family of their loved one. We will be praying for you during your time of grief.


  • Tanya Hight

    21 November 2019 at 14:13 | #

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father, James Kuykendall and grandfather, Lauren and Alexis Kuykendall. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.


  • Sue Kemp

    19 November 2019 at 22:56 | #

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort at this time. Sue


  • Billie Sanders

    19 November 2019 at 20:49 | #

    So very sorry to legato about

    Sorry to hear about James. My prayers go out to Mary and all of the Family.


  • Keith & Diane Bellamy

    19 November 2019 at 20:41 | #

    Our very sincere sympathy. May God bless you with grace and peace.


  • Billie Sanders

    19 November 2019 at 20:39 | #

    So very sorry to all of James Family, especially Mary. My prayers go out to all of you.


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