- April 19, 1922 - January 1, 2011
- Groves, Texas
of James' Passing
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“Jo Ellen, Mary Kay and Tim; i was very soory to have learned of your loss. Jim Jr. and my father were friends and co-workers at Gulf. They were ...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Farquhar III - Houston, TX
“I just found out today that Mr. Fant had passed. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. We have fond memories of him. God Bless you all....Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Saide - Vidor, TX
“Jo Ellen, While there are no words to help ease the loss that you bear, know that you are close in our every thought and prayer. Our Deepest...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Carlene Chatelain - Houston, TX
“"Aunt" Jo Ellen family and friends have my deepest sympathy. "Uncle" Jimmy truly was a dear person. I will always remember as a young girl always...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Charlotte Metreyeon - Nederland, TX
“May our Lord be with all of you during this time. He will be missed terribly but what great memories I have of him. He always made me smile!
5 of 10 | Posted by: Amber Devenzio Davis - TX
“Dear Family, I pray that the good Lord takes this fine soul to heaven. And until that time, may James rest in peace. Thank you for his service to...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Anthony Waters - San Diego, CA
“Wishing all you my deepest condolences. So sorry unable to come for the service. Love to all. Ellen and Barney
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ellen Springfield - Odessa, TX
“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bobby and Becky Beresford
8 of 10 | Posted by: Bobby Beresford - Port Neches, TX
“Mrs. Jo Ellen and Family,
May God Bless and hold each of you during this very difficult time.
We are praying for you all.
With deepest sympathy...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Charlie Morgan - Brooklet, GA
“My prayers are with the entire Fant family.My(deceased)husband was a distant cousin of Jimmy.May God's peace be with you all
10 of 10 | Posted by: LINDA FANT - NEDERLAND, TX
James Edwin Fant, Jr. James Edwin Fant, Jr., 88, born April 19, 1922 – died Jan.1, 2011, at his home in Groves, with his loved ones at his side. James retired from Gulf Oil Corp. Machinist Dept. after 40 years and 3 months of service in 1981. He served in the U. S. Navy as plane captain PBY's-B-24s, during WWII, from 1942-1945. Jim was a lifetime resident of Groves and member of VFW Post 797, Faternal Order of the Eagles, and American Legion Post 7 of Port Arthur. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves . A military graveside will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. A visitation for family and friends will be Monday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers are his six grandsons, with Pete Blanchard and Bubba Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be: James, Robert, Unkie, Richard Foret, Bill and Mark Blanchard, Thomas and Chuck Roberts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bella Marie and James Edwin Fant, Sr., his son, James Edwin Fant, III. Jim is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jo Ellen Blanchard Fant of Groves, their daughter, Sherry Morgan and husband, Henry of Port Arthur, daughter, Mary Kay Swafford and husband, Johnny of Sam Rayburn, son, Timothy P. Fant and wife, Lee Anna of Lucedale, MS. and daughter-in-law, Rita Fant of Houston. Ten grandchildren, Tracy (James) Colvin, Dusty(Wallace) Daily, Melissa (Gary) Stein, Rowdy (Beth) Swafford, Cody (Shannon) Swafford, Joseph Fant, James Fant, Bill Morgan, Clayton (Tara) Morgan, and Carrie (Clint) Fontenot, and 20 great grandchildren. Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to the charity of their choice.