J.V. “Jake” Justice

Published 3:10 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

J. V. “Jake” Justice, 91, of Beaumont, Texas passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Summer Place.

Jake was born January 18, 1926 in Spurger, Texas to Ethrel Edgar Justice and Jessie Jordan Justice.

He was a member of West End Baptist Church in Beaumont and he retired as a process operator from Texaco Chemical in Port Neches after many years of service.

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Jake was a 60 year member of Groves Masonic Lodge #1315. He was an avid fisherman, talented musician, and loved to coach football from his couch.

Jake proudly served in the U.S. Merchant Marine/Coast Guard during World War II, after he returned he graduated from Port Neches High School in 1948.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Gill Brown Justice of Beaumont; daughters, Carolyn Lentschke of Port Neches, Eva Jo Scott of Sour Lake and Bryce of Victoria, Kathryn Gill Parks of Springfield, TN; sons, Jesse D. Justice and his wife Judy of Deweyville, Paul Gill and his wife Joanne of Walnut Ridge, AR, Duke Gill of Tyler; sisters, Faye Byrd and Jane Mannino; grandchildren, Amanda Johnson, Corey Scott, Jesse Allen Justice, Ashley Geier, Amanda Ford, William Gill, Missi Bland, Stacey McCarver, J.J. Moore; twenty-two great grandchildren; and his Yorkie Missy Justice.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches with Reverend Big Jim Salles officiating under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

A Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at West End Baptist Church, 8180 Phelan Blvd., Beaumont, Texas.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Raymond Singletary, Don Wayne, Larry, Gary, Mark and Kenny Mannino, Fred Jr., Frank and Jeff Justice, Buddy and Glenn Byrd, Jimmy Burks, Carlton, Damon, Adam, Greg, and Jason Young; honorary pallbearers will be David Lee Justice, Timothy Stanley, and Mike Parker.