James "Bubba" Harold Guynes

August 1, 1934November 22, 2018

James “Bubba” Harold Guynes, 84, of Beaumont, passed away on Thursday November 22, 2018 in Beaumont. Bubba was born in Hearne, Texas on August 1, 1934. He was preceded in death by his Mother; Loretta Anne King Guynes Arledge, Father; Lloyd Guynes, First Wife; Ruth Guynes, and Sister; Barbara Peevey.

Bubba is survived by his Second Wife of twenty years, Joyce Guynes of Beaumont, Daughter; Lori Sommer and husband Paul of Houston, Step-Son; Kenny Riggs and wife Cynthia of Huntsville, two nieces; Reni Westbrook of Mississippi, Lisa O'Brien of New York, and nephew; Blake Peevey of Montana.

A gathering to share memories of "Bubba" will be held on Monday November 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont.

Graveside services celebrating "Bubba's" life will be held on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Chilton Cemetery in Chilton, Texas under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.


  • Loretta Anne Guynes Arledge, Mother
  • Barbara Peevey, Sister
  • Ruth Guynes, First Wife
  • Joyce Guynes, Wife
  • Lori Sommer and husband Paul, Daughter
  • Kenny Riggs and wife Cynthia, Step-Son
  • Reni Westbrook, Niece
  • Lisa O'Brien, Niece
  • Blake Peevey, Nephew


  • Gathering to Share Memories of James "Bubba" Monday, November 26, 2018
  • A Celebration of James "Bubba's" Life Tuesday, November 27, 2018

James "Bubba" Harold Guynes

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Blake Peevey

November 26, 2018

Uncle Bubba inspired my love for the great outdoors. From Whitewing Dove hunts in the valley to Goose hunting on the Katy prairie and of course all the boating adventures. He no doubt helped mold my love and respect of the sea. Bubba thanks for all the good times and pleasant memories. You will be missed and forever loved. Godspeed.

Kenny Riggs

November 25, 2018

Bubba was my step dad, but really the only dad I had as my real dad died when I was 34. Bubba has been there to do the things I always imagined doing with a dad. Like fishing. Bubba taught me to bass fish. He, Mama, my wife Cynthia and I went on many weekend fishing trips on many lakes around Texas. Always lots of fun. On one such trip early on Bubba saw that my old boat was leaking and in pretty bad shape. so he and Mama help us buy and build a new boat that we enjoyed for years. Then when he realize a few years later that he could no longer safely handle his own fairly new boat he gave that one to me. And in it I was able to take him on a few more bass fishing trips. Bubba loved to tell stories and my favorite was catching the huge sailfish that hung over his fireplace for years. And now hangs on my wall. I am very proud of that fish. But most of all what I am happiest about is that he has taken care of my Mama for the last 20 years. He provided a safe and secure nice home, happy fun life, and he was a loving husband. A man I am proud to call DAD.

Lisa OBrien

November 24, 2018

Uncle Bubba was well loved by his nieces and nephew. Growing up, he was the fun uncle! Whether he was taking us to hunt for guppies in a stream, fly kites, fish on his boat or just stop for an A&W root beer float, it was an adventure we looked forward to taking with him. The memories have been non-stop throughout our childhood all the way through into adulthood! We were always welcomed at the Guynes home and we loved our visits with the family no matter how long or short, no matter our age! That big heart of his kept us smiling, kept us laughing and ‘well’ showed us how to enjoy life, ‘ don’t ya see’?! Uncle Bubba will forever be in our hearts and missed beyond words! With love and sympathy to his loving family,
Lisa xo