James E. Trahan, Sr.

February 9, 1947 - September 14, 2021

James E. Trahan, Sr., 74, of Kountze, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021. He was born on February 9, 1947, in Longview, to Mary Melba Thibodeaux and Thomas Benton Trahan.

James is survived by his son, James E. Trahan, Jr. and his wife, Allison, Austin; daughter, Christie Barto and her husband, Jeremy, of Kountze; brother, Robert S. Trahan, Sr., of Houston; sister, Joan M. Trahan, of Beaumont; grandchildren, John-Thomas B. Lucas, Jesse L. Lucas, Colten E. Barto, Keegan A. Barto, all of Kountze, and Henry N. Trahan, of Austin; and nephew, Deacon Robert S. Trahan, Jr. and his wife, Natalia, of Houston.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Richard Trahan; and sister, Barbara L. Trahan; and sister-in-law, Betty E. Trahan.

A gathering of Mr. Trahan’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 20, 2021, at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 243 South LHS Drive, Lumberton, with his interment to follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Sour Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of James to Infant Jesus Contingency Fund, 243 South LHS Drive, Lumberton Texas 77657 or to Infant Jesus Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, 243 South LHS Drive, Lumberton, Texas 77657.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov

 

 

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 19, 2021
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rosary

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 19, 2021
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

Infant Jesus Catholic Church
  • 243, S Lhs Dr, Lumberton, TX, 77657,
  • September 20, 2021
  • 10:00 am

Interment

Pine Ridge Cemetery
  • 13430, Farm To Market Rd 421, Kountze, TX, 77625,

Comments (6)

    T A Smith, MSCJ says:

    I’m out on the farm….

    Tried to post this
    Don’t know if it worked

    Sometimes I made Jim laugh because I don’t mind expressing myself if it’s for whats right …

    Once I write a paper that he called the Manifesto it was so long ..it was to point out problems in the system …

    Jim said they did not want to read it… Jim said he heard

    Just fix what T A is rambling about….

    Well in true Manifesto style
    Ode to Jim

    These express how he made us laugh ..love and live …

    Of course he and taIked about all kinds of things..no topic was safe… . For sure we always about food and music ….

    He sent me this one day….
    https://youtu.be/wKkWFotWyxI

    He sent me this too…
    He said this should be Baylor’s New fight song 😂
    https://youtu.be/vasuQl-zrb0

    I sent this back
    https://youtu.be/ii-4teVplZ8

    He had not heard it and just laughed

    He sent this one to make me laugh one day when things were rough
    https://youtu.be/vGDzUD3ZLRg

    We went and saw this band one night…. He liked this one
    https://youtu.be/9f8pxZmXIuw

    I used to tease him with this
    https://youtu.be/kQjRxdMEGds

    Last one
    https://youtu.be/bdqeVq3W3Qg

    Rest easy…

    To the family and all of his friends –

    I say Jim was a true Renaissance Man and will be missed each day by us all

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Christie Barto says:

    Thank you so much for being one of dads best friends. Sending prayers your way as well

    William V Smith says:

    I have know Jim since 1987. We worked together 9 years at Waco Center for Youth in Maintenance. He and I became instant friends. It has been since the late 90s that he and I have seen each other. But, on September 14th I was miraculously contacted and made aware of his condition. I was so fortunate to be able to let him know by his family relaying my message to him just minutes before he passed, that I loved him and wished God’s best for him. Jim blessed me and my entire family so many times over the years and was always considered to be part of our family. We are all better people because of his influence on us. The gap of years that we were not “in touch” did not effect our friendship. I truly have lost a dear friend and brother. His life should be celebrated and not mourned. He was not a man of sadness but one full of positivity and joy. Jim always fought the GOOD FIGHT for everyone he held dear to him. He made a lasting impact on this world during his 74 years. His legacy will endure through all of us that were fortunate to know the man and the soul of JAMES E. TRAHAN, SR.

    Christie Barto says:

    He truly loved you Bill. You were always a constant joyful memory to my dad. I can see him laughing so hard telling y’all stories. We are praying for y’all as well. We love ya

    T A says:

    Sometimes I made Jim laugh because I don’t mind expressing myself if it’s for whats right …
    Once I write a paper that he called the Manifesto it was so long ..it was to point out problems in the system …
    Jim said they did not want to read it… Jim said he heard
    Just fix what T A is rambling about….

    Well in true Manifesto style
    Ode to Jim

    These express how he made us laugh ..love and live …

    Of course he and taIked about all kinds of things..no topic was safe… . For sure we always about food and music ….

    He sent me this one day….
    https://youtu.be/wKkWFotWyxI

    He sent me this too…
    He said this should be Baylor’s New fight song 😂
    https://youtu.be/vasuQl-zrb0

    I sent this back
    https://youtu.be/ii-4teVplZ8
    He had not heard it and just laughed

    He sent this one to make me laugh one day when things were rough
    https://youtu.be/vGDzUD3ZLRg

    We went and saw this band one night…. He liked this one
    https://youtu.be/9f8pxZmXIuw

    I used to tease him with this
    https://youtu.be/kQjRxdMEGds

    Last one
    https://youtu.be/bdqeVq3W3Qg

    Rest easy…

    To the family and all of his friends –

    I say Jim was a true Renaissance Man and will be missed each day by us all

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all

    T A says:

    Sometimes Jim laughed because I don’t mind expressing myself if it’s for whats right …
    Once I write a paper that he called the Manifesto …it was to point out problems …
    Jim said they did not want to read it… Just fix what T A is rambling about….

    Well in true Manifesto style

    Ode to Jim 

    These express how he made us laugh ..love and live …

    Of course he and taIked about all kinds of things..no topic was safe… . For sure we always about food and music ….

    He sent me this one day…. 
    https://youtu.be/wKkWFotWyxI

    He sent me this too…
    He said this should be Baylor’s New fight song 😂
    https://youtu.be/vasuQl-zrb0

    I sent this back 
    https://youtu.be/ii-4teVplZ8
    He had not heard it and just laughed 

    He sent this one to make me laugh one day 
    https://youtu.be/vGDzUD3ZLRg

    So to you….. 
    We went and saw this band one night…. He liked this one 
    https://youtu.be/9f8pxZmXIuw

    I used to tease him with this 
    https://youtu.be/kQjRxdMEGds

    Last one 
    https://youtu.be/bdqeVq3W3Qg

    Rest easy…

    To the family and all of his friends –

    I say Jim was a true Renaissance Man and will be missed each day by us all

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all

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