James Patrick Core

March 25, 1964 - September 5, 2023

James Patrick Core, 59, of Kountze, died Tuesday, September 5, 2023. He was born March 25, 1964, in Sulphur, Louisiana, to Helen Burton Core and Harold Core.

Pat is survived by his daughters, Aimee McQueen and her husband, Michael, of Mauriceville and Rachel Core of Austin; grandchildren, Kyle Ridgaway, Caydence McQueen, and Hadley McQueen; siblings, Donnie Core and his wife, Denise, of Silsbee; Bobby Core of Beaumont; Teri Mitchell of Kountze; Hal Walker and his husband, Steve, of Houston; and Eric Malnassey and his wife, Misty, of Kyle;  numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Gina Core; and girlfriend, Gina Martel.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Burton Core; father, Harold Core and his wife, Ginney; brother-in-law, Mike Mitchell; and niece, Jennifer Core.

A gathering of Mr. Core’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • September 20, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Comments (28)

    David & Lea Desormeaux says:

    Pat will really be missed by all that knew him. He was a one of a kind, once in a lifetime fun person to know. He went to French High School with our kids and ate many meals cooked by Lea when we lived in Beaumont. We had so many good times and we always kept in touch with him though out the years. Lea and I stopped by his antique shop in Sour Lake a few months ago and as always, he was the same Pat laughing and joking with us as usual. People loved him and so did we. RIP PAT.

    Bubba Barnes says:

    My dearest friend pat core I just saw the video of his family it was the best thing I have ever seen I lost it when I saw it I still have an empty space in my heart ♥ I hope his family is doing well its still very hard to know that he is gone but will remain in my prayers and heart I miss him very much and I will see you soon buddy rip yours truly friend Bubba Barnes my heart is broken but I will never forget james Patrick core a true friendship that I have injoyed rip my friend see u soon Bubba

    Mickey Adkins-Kerr & Paul Kerr says:

    Oh My Goodness… We’re just now learning that Pat has passed away!!! He was so dear, kind, funny, helpful, generous… just a really wonderful person and a fine owner of Sour Lake Antique Mall. We’ve only had a booth at SLAM for less than two years, but we’ve really enjoyed it… thanks to Pat.


    Nancy Pattie says:

    So sad to see this, Pat was such a nice person, met him when he did a glass repair job for my family, as City Glass. Continued to visit with him as a member of the credit union I worked for, always a hard worker, kind person, and definitely always left you with a smile! I have not seen him as much since I retired, but did stop in several times at the Antique Mall, and he was always such a nice welcoming person. I offer my sincere condolences to his family, and all his friends, may he rest in peace.

    Margaret Parsley says:

    I am going to miss Pat so much. His funny post, his laughter,and our porch sitting some evenings waiting for Gina to get off work and come home. When we lost our grandson Dakota, we worried we would lose Gina for over a year She met Pat and he was her salvation, made her happy and full of life again. There will never be another Pat in this world, and my heart breaks for Gina, and his family. I hope he and Dakota get to know each other and see what Gina saw in his heart. I love him, and miss him so much. Until we see each other again, you fly high son. RIP.

    Joyce Johnson says:

    Rest Well Mr Pat
    Forever in our hearts n memories

    Kelli Beyer says:

    I was shocked sadden to learn of Pat’s passing. I’ll always remember his kindness. Even as a young guy, Pat showed the characteristics of the adult he was to become. I pray for your comfort and peace as you grieve losing Pat.

    Joyce Johnson says:

    Rest Well Mr Pat
    You will be missed.
    We will take care of Gina for you.
    We know how much you loved her n how much she loved you.

    Y’all will forever be connected through the memories u two made.

    See u on the other side Dude.

    Christine Stobart says:

    Missing you my friend..❤️

    Jay Christopher says:

    I have known Pat since Jr. High, he was always a good friend and always the jokester. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

    Teri , Core-mitchell says:

    Thank you Jay for the kind words. Yes he will be missed with his silly self.

    Erika says:

    I met Pat back in 2015 when I walked into his Antique shop on my lunch break one day. And for years I would go up to his antique shop several times a week on my lunch breaks. I loved browsing the shop and laughing with him. My go to for any antique advice, Pat was such a goofy, caring person and will definitely be missed..♥️

    Linda Bridges says:

    Pat was a friend that I will never forget. We would sit and laugh until we hurt. My grandson and I enjoyed visiting with him and shopping in his mall. I couldn’t believe that he & Donnie were brothers as they are so different. Donnie and I worked at GSU/Entergy for many years. My heart hurts for Pat’s family and friends. There is only one Pat.

    Teri , Core-mitchell says:

    Thank you, we are all going to miss that crazy boy and our family to say the least is still in shock. We know Pat is smiling down all while making everyone up there laugh. Thank you for sharing .

    johnny r davis says:

    I’ve known Pat since French High. Got to visit a while back great guy always smiling. Liked seeing all of his witty Facebook post. Rest on Peace my friend. Prayers for his family and friends.

    Teri Core-Mitchell says:

    Thank you for the kinds words , Pat will be missed by many

    Sue Kelly says:

    My sincerest condolences for Pat’s family & friends. I will keep your family in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Teri , Core-mitchell says:

    Thank you, we are all going to miss that crazy boy and our family to say the least is still in shock. We know Pat is smiling down all while making everyone up there laugh. Thank you for sharing .

    Teri Core-Mitchell says:

    Thank you Sue for the prayers . We will sure miss that silly man.

    Andy D'Entremont says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. It was an honor to know Pat. May he rest in the arms of angels.
    Andy and Joi D’Entremont

    Linda Anderson says:

    Pat was such a great guy. Known him for 6 years. Went into his Antique Mall, rented a booth, been there evey since. He smile and his picking I will greatly miss. Went in Saturday the 2nd to pay rent. He was worried about me. I was having surgery the coming Friday the 8th. Envied him to my church for ybe 4th, he told me he would try and make it. He didn’t. He cared about everyone that crossed his path. I will truly miss my friend. I thank God, that he allowed our paths to meet.

    Teri , Core-mitchell says:

    Thank you for the kind words Linda , his shop was special to him. Sure his vendors and customers alike will miss his presence.

    Bubba Barnes says:

    James pat core was a great guy and a great friend to me I hope he is walking the streets of gold up in heaven I will miss hanging out with my friend whom I called boss he would bend over backwards to help anyone who needed it I will miss u James pat core but I will see you soon in the kingdom of heaven rip buddy see you soon

    Teri , Core-mitchell says:

    Thank you for the kind words I am Pats sister and we are still in shock to say the least and yes that nutty man will be missed!!!

    Janice Grossheim says:

    My condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Pat. He was loved by so many. He never met a stranger and could make you laugh until your sides hurt. I will keep in my heart the kindness and laughter he brought into my life when I needed it the most.

    Teri , Core-mitchell says:

    Thank you for the kind words Janice …

    Barbara+Fesco Lettau says:

    My sweet, witty, sexy, handsome, and hilarious friend, what am I going to do not having you to call. You were a bright spot in my mornings, when I had the restaurant next to your Antique Mall. You would come to work early just so we could solve the problems of Sour Lake, and your past and present women in your life. You had so many that we only covered a few a day. My husband would come see you at least once a week, to bring you food and check on your well being. He came 3 times the morning the blue note was on your door. My heart fell, I knew it wasn’t good. Until we meet again, RIP MY 😇 🙏🏼🙏🏼

    Teri , Core-mitchell says:

    Thank you for your kind words Barbara sound like you knew my brother well! He loved to make people laugh and love all his friends. He will definitely be missed.

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