James L. Powell

July 7, 1949 - March 7, 2023

James L. Powell, 73, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on July 7, 1949, to Mildred Carmen Wilkinson Powell and Edwin Powell, Sr., in Baytown.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Powell; children, Joshua James Powell (Kelly) of Dayton; Micah Ryan Powell of Seabrook; and Matthew Lee Powell (Dawn) of Beaumont; children by marriage, John Douglas, Jr. (Crystal) of Sulphur, Louisiana and James Heath Douglas (Melinda) of Beaumont; and grandchildren, Austin, Brianna, Landen, Elizabeth, Maelynn, London, Emma, Dallas, Kinsley, Alexander, Madeline, Mallory, James, and Riley.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edwin Powell, Jr.

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

Comments (10)

    Josey M Johnson III says:

    I am so sorry to hear of James’ passing recently. He had a special place in my heart, and y’all were such good neighbors. I told him I would sound Taps if I were still alive when he passed. I would love to be able to honor him someday with the sounding of Taps. I pray for God’s peace and strength for your family during this time in your lives.

    Amy McCraw & Family says:

    We are so sorry to hear of James passing. James was a wonderful man & a wonderful Papa! Judy if you need anything at all then please don’t hesitate in giving us a call. I’m more than certain that Austin would love to spend some time with his NaNa. He loves his Papa & NaNa more than anything! You two have been nothing but wonderful to him & I can’t thank you both enough for that!

    James.A. Powell says:

    Shared the same name graduating from Nederland in 1969.
    Didn’t see him much afterwards.
    RIP friend.

    Kenny Burkhalter says:

    Sorry to hear of James passing. My dad and I worked with him at Keating Chevrolet in the late 70’s

    Kay Welch Fumuso says:

    So sorry to hear about James, he grew up with us in Beauxart Gardens and went to school with us in Nederland. He was very much a cut up and enjoyed life. Sending prayers for strength to his family.🙏🏻

    Frank A Adams says:

    James was an all around good guy He loved fishing with his three boys as well as hunting.I will miss his perpetual smile.

    Becky Wagner says:

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear about James’ passing. He was such a sweetheart and I know he will truly missed. But remember ya’ll will meet again one day. Take care of yourself. Love you 💓

    Kay LeMaire Pratt says:

    James was a classmate of mine from Nederland High School Class of 1969. He never met a stranger and was always funny and kind to everyone. Sympathy to his family. James will be missed by everyone.

    Sherry Jacobs Weldon says:

    James graduated from Nederland High School, Class of 1969. He had many friends and was a sweet, funny and mischievous classmate who was liked by everyone. Sympathy to his family.

    Kerri Hedden says:

    I’m so sorry to see that James has passed away, he will truly be missed!
    Will there be a memorial service?

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