James Roland Handley

July 19, 1939 - August 1, 2023

James Roland Handley, 84, of Nederland, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at his current residence.

He was born July 19, 1939, in Barnes, to Minnie Lee Handley and James Douglas Handley. He was a lifelong resident of Nederland, Texas. He was married to his wife, Carolyn Handley, for sixty-two years. He served for nine years in the Army National Guard. He retired from Neches Butane Products/Chevron Texaco Chemical after thirty-five years. He also served on the Jefferson County Water District #10 Board for 42 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and tending his garden. He also liked to build things in his shop.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Handley; daughter, Ginger Meaux and husband, Regan; daughter, Cheri Champagne and husband, Kevin; son, Todd Handley and wife, Terry; sister, Betty Ann Devries and husband, George; seven grandchildren, Krystal Collier, Kristina Bryan, Alyssa Edwards, Christopher Roach, Dylan Meaux, Emily Thompson, and Madelyn Meaux; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Minnie Jean Hanks.

A gathering of Mr. Handley’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his memorial service at 3:00 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Handley’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • August 7, 2023
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • August 7, 2023
  • 3:00 pm


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

Comments (5)

    Susan Aleksandrowicz says:

    Carolyn I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you are your family. Susan Aleksandrowicz

    Katy Bernsen says:

    Praying for ya’ll…just heard of James passing 🙏 😢 💔 😞…my heart is breaking …I should be there with the family….I was his girlfriend at nederland Dairy Queen…I hope him and Mr Spell are behaving…have comfort knowing there’s no more pain…he will be missed by many 😢

    Harold & Tami Glaze says:

    We’re so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending our sympathies and hugs.
    Harold & Tami

    Joe Prestridge says:

    Sorry for y’all loss

    Charlie Carr says:

    We’re so sorry to hear about your loss. He will missed. We’re praying for comfort and peace. May he rest in peace.
    Charlie Carr and family

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