James W. East

December 19, 1944 - July 12, 2021

James W. East

James W. East, 76, of Hamshire, died Monday, July 12, 2021. He was born on December 19, 1944, in West Columbia, Texas, to Margarete Auls East and Ellis Alexander East.

James retired from Dupont after thirty-one years of service in maintenance. He was a Worship Leader in church for many years and was very musically inclined. James also played the guitar and was very generous. He loved to give. James will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and PawPaw.

Survivors include his wife of forty-eight years, Linda East of Hamshire; sons, Jimmy East and wife, Tynell, of Winnie; Clint East and wife, Deb, of Hamshire; and Cody East and wife, Susan, of Anahuac; daughter, Angela McBride and husband, David, of Winnie; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandson; and brother, Mark East and his wife, Pam, of Hamshire.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, David and Thomas East.

A gathering of Mr. East’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2021, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A private family committal will be held later at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. East’s memory to Cornerstone Church-Anahuac, P.O. Box 387, Winnie, Texas 77665.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, July 16, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, July 16, 2021
6:30 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (8)

  • clifford Leland

    28 July 2021 at 17:51 | #

    A sad day for sure when my good friend James went home to Heaven. A good day for him I'm sure.. God will surely use him up there. God bless his family. I am so sorry for your loss of James.


  • Molly & Josh Perez

    16 July 2021 at 18:29 | #

    James was the most kind & loving man. He opened his home to my family years ago for a Thanksgiving getaway. He raised an incredible man of God & our best friend! We’re forever grateful for him. Love the legacy he has left behind & so many blessed, following in his footsteps. Gone, but never forgotten. We’ll meet you at the gates!


  • Britney Walker

    16 July 2021 at 01:34 | #

    The love that was shown by you is irreplaceable, your sense of humor and your smile. Mr East you will really be missed by the Walker family, I wish I could have spent more time in your presence, drinking coffee, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. You were really God fearing and lead with great leadership. You open your doors to my family many times when we came to visit, I can’t wait to see you beyond the heaven gates.


  • Abby Silcox Berks

    15 July 2021 at 15:10 | #

    All my love.


  • Stacy Nobles

    15 July 2021 at 15:04 | #

    Papa James has had an incredible positive impact on so many of us! Your smile and kind words of encouragement will always be remembered.


  • Nelda Burrell Tindel

    15 July 2021 at 01:23 | #

    Prayers for all his family.. Losing this school pal saddens me.


  • Rebecca Laidacker

    14 July 2021 at 23:08 | #

    James was among a handful of kids who began school. And graduated together. He and Mark just sent err med to always be near. Both were very good friends and I have always loved both. I am so sorry for his family and wished you could have had him with you a lot longer..Your family will be in our prayers.


  • Kimberly Glenn

    14 July 2021 at 20:35 | #

    Angela McBride you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.


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