James Barnett

February 19, 1924 - February 7, 2022

James Barnett, 97, of Beaumont, died Monday, February 7, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born February 19, 1924, in Krum, to Stella and James Barnett. James was a World War II United States Marine Corps veteran.

After getting out of the service, he walked on at TCU on a baseball scholarship, where he received his bachelor’s degree. After graduating, he went to work with the Texas City Independent School District in 1949.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Barnett of Beaumont; son, Clay Barnett of Texas City; daughter, Kendra Anderson of Hitchcock; grandson, Craig Anderson of League City; great-granddaughter, Landrie Anderson of League City; stepsons, Kyle and Dennis Akers of Colorado; and seven step-grandchildren.

Mr. Barnett’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wildwood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 332, Village Mills, Texas 77663.


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (5)

    Jan Smith says:

    The many wonderful times you & Jim had with Mother & Daddy were priceless. Those kind of memories are what make a life well lived. Love you Diane.

    Billy Conner says:

    Mrs.Diane, so sorry to here of Mr. James passing you are in my thoughts and prayers. Billy

    Sherry Adams says:

    Diane, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May our Lord wrap His loving arms around you at this very sad time and give you the comfort that you need. My prayers are with you.

    Renee and Charles Adkins says:

    Our hearts are broken to hear this news about Jim. Praying God will wrap his loving arms around you.
    Lots of hugs
    Renee andCharles

    Ricky and Lanette Tate says:

    Diane and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. It was privilege to know Jim, one of the “Greatest Generation”.

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