James Tomplait

February 18, 1933 - May 24, 2022

James Alton Tomplait, 89, of Nederland, died Tuesday, May 24, 2022. He was born February 18, 1933, in Port Arthur, to Mary Ursula Savoy Tomplait and Joseph Dalton Tomplait, Sr.

James was a devoted member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Nederland and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had a strong work ethic and first retired from Nederland Independent School District. James later returned to the workforce at Sunoco where he worked security before his final retirement.

Survivors include his children, Misty LeDoux and husband, Jeremy, of Nederland; Terri Eldridge and husband, Doug, of Nederland; Susan Yarbrough, of Groves; and Jerry Tomplait and wife, Dona, of Fresno; grandchildren, Megan Meza and husband, Carl; Christian LeDoux and wife, Esther; Gage Eldrigde and fiancé, Megan; Madison Eldridge; Ronald Yarbrough; Guy Tomplait and wife, Karol; Jamie Potter and husband, Cody; Wil Tompait and wife, Kayla; Angela Guillory and husband, Trey; Keilah Drake and husband, William; Sandra Wright and husband, Samuel; Tabitha Tomplait; and Timothy Tomplait and wife, Jessica; and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn Kay Ingo Tomplait; son, James Alton “Jimmy” Tomplait, Jr.; and eleven siblings.

Cremation arrangements for Mr. Tomplait are being handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Tomplait may be made to Meals on Wheels, 4590 Concord, Beaumont, Texas 77703.


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

Comments (1)

    Rob Brendle says:

    I know this message is very late. But Mr. Tomplait was a very good man. He saw me go through a lot ups and downs in my Jr High Athletic days. He was always encouraging and supportive. I remember many a morning being the first person in the gym(A found a way to sneak in early through the pool area at Central lol. He never kicked me out. The Lord put him on my mind this evening. I would have liked to have talked to him and tell him he was very appreciated. I went on to Coach myself in high school and in college. I would hope that would have made him proud. My thoughts and prayers for his family. God Bless

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