James "Jim" Joseph Buckley III
June 10, 1936 – July 17, 2018
James Joseph Buckley III (“Jim”) of Beaumont, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2018. Jim was born on June 10, 1936 in Sacramento, CA to the late James Joseph Buckley II and the late Blanche Mae Daniels Buckley.
Jim’s spent his early years in California as a young boy, and then spent most of his youth in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina where his ancestors had settled hundreds of years before.
After graduating from Berea College in Kentucky, Jim went to work for PPG in Pittsburgh and eventually moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where he worked in the petrochemical industry. Corpus was where he met and married the love of his life, Glenda Brown. They had two daughters, Lynette and Jennifer. The family moved to Beaumont in 1969 where Jim worked for many years in Traffic and Transportation for Houston Chemical. He later worked for Mobil’s Chemical Specialty Plant, where he was hired as Traffic and Transportation Manager.
Jim was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather and great-grandfather. He was loved deeply and will be forever missed. He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Glenda, and his daughters Lynette Buckley and Jennifer Patton and son in law, Tim Patton. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Josh Patton, and his wife Liliana Patton, Christine Ferguson, Lydia Gibson and her husband Trey Gibson, Daniel Patton, Joseph Pfluger and his wife Maggie Pfluger, Erica Siekman, and Grace Patton. He was blessed to have one great-grandson, Elijah Gibson, and a soon-to-be-born great-granddaughter. He will be greatly missed by his family and many close friends.
Jim enjoyed helping others and was a faithful volunteer at Some Other Place in Beaumont, while he was a member and elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church. After Westminster Presbyterian closed its doors, Jim became a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Beaumont, Texas.
Jim’s family will be holding a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home at 4955 Pine St. in Beaumont. Visitation will be held immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The American Heart Association (www.heart.org) or The Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinsons.org).
- Glenda Buckley, Wife
- Lynette Buckley, Daughter
- Jennifer Patton and husband Tim, Daughter
- Josh Patton and wife Liliana, Grandson
- Christine Ferguson, Granddaughter
- Lydia Gibson and husband Trey, Granddaughter
- Daniel Patton, Grandson
- Joseph Pfluger and wife Maggie, Grandson
- Erica Siekman, Granddaughter
- Grace Patton, Granddaughter
- Elijah Gibson, Great Grandson
- Soon-To-Be-Born Great Granddaughter, Other
- A Gathering to Celebrate the Life of James Saturday, July 21, 2018
James "Jim" Joseph Buckley III
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July 20, 2018
Glenda, Jennifer, and Lynnette, always remember what a wonderful husband and Dad you have had. Jim was so good to everyone and helped so many, working right along beside his precious wife, Glenda. You are a great family because of your dad and mom's tireless efforts to make it so. Love and cherish your Christian heritage. I'm sending my love and God's Peace to each of you at this very difficult time. By all means possible, Follow Peace (Jesus). "Be strong and courageous, Don't be afraid or discouraged for the Lord, your God, is with you where ever you go." ~Joshua 1:9