OBITUARY

Jimmy David Bergt

November 6, 1952February 28, 2018
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Jimmy David Bergt, 65, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at his home.

He was born November 6, 1952, in Texarkana, Texas. He was the proud owner of Sico Machine Shop for 42 years, devoted Liberty Eylau community member, and former school board member of Liberty Eylau ISD. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frankie and Daisy Bergt.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Bergt of Texarkana; one daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Cliff Martin of Texarkana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Jamie Bergt and Hank and Amanda Bergt, both of Texarkana; one sister, Peggy Richardson of Texarkana; seven grandchildren, Colton and Baylee Bergt, Coy, Carter, and Cade Martin, and Peyton and Lucas Bergt; and a number of other relatives and close friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2017 at East Memorial Chapel Downtown with Steve Petty officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018 the funeral home.

Online tributes can be sent at www.eastfuneralhome.com or on East Funeral Home facebook page.

  • FAMILY

  • Kathy Bergt, Wife
  • Jessica and Cliff Martin, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Scott and Jamie Bergt, Son and daughter-in-law
  • Hank and Amanda Bergt, Son and daughter-in-law
  • Peggy Richardson, Sister
  • Colton Bergt, Baylee Bergt, Coy, Carter and Cade Martin and Peyton and Lucas Bergt, Grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Cliff Martin
  • Earl Adams
  • Greg London
  • Shane Richardson
  • Steve Ward
  • Doug Hayes
  • Doug Cochran
  • David Richardson

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Ron Martindale

March 8, 2018

I first met Jim when my dad, Warren Martindale was running Southern Ice Co and later had many business dealings with him while I was working at Carpco and later at Jackson Pipe & Steel. He was always a pleasure to work with. Always more friend than customer. He even helped my wife on some personal work for our house. He will be sorely missed!

Vino & Staff General Supply True Value

March 6, 2018

The Bergt family,
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Jo Russell

March 6, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in your memories of Jimmy and from others who remember him fondly. Psalms 147:3 says; "He is healing the broken hearted ones and is binding up their painful spots." Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

ELWOOD SYLVIA BINNING

March 5, 2018

KATHY SCOTT JESSIE AND HANK
WE LOVE ALL OF YOU
WE WILL MISS JIMMY SO MUCH
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU
CALL ON THE LORD FOR STRENGTH TO GET THRU THIS
ELWOOD AND SYLVIA BINNING

Bonnie Easley

March 5, 2018

Kathy and family, Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. May you find peace and comfort in the LORD at this most difficult time. I am so sorry cousin Kathy, I only just found out today. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Love
Bonnie (Walker) Easley

Mark Thomas

March 4, 2018

Kathy, Scott, Hank & Jessie

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Jim gave me a job when I was a 17 yr old kid. He hired me after I helped him sort some of those high headed red Brahman cattle. He called me “Cowboy”, gave me a lot of responsibility and expected me to do a mans job. He was tough and didn’t take a lot of excuses. Mostly he taught me to work hard and play hard. No matter how hard the job he would make sure we had fun. Never knew anyone else like him.

Mark Thomas

Mary Fulenwider

March 4, 2018

Dear Kathy and family,

So sorry to hear about Jim. Jim and you were some of my favorite students.

Love,

Mary Ruth

Allen POWERS

March 4, 2018

I am proud to have called him my friend . Rest in Peace Jim . Hope to see you down the road !

Robert Radford

March 4, 2018

Jim was a pillar in the community and he will be missed tremoundly. When we first moved to Liberty Eylau my brother met Jim first and he allowed us a place to keep or cattle until we could secure a place. I will always remember his generosity to us. I want to thank him for 42years of service to the Texarkana area by helping so many companies,ranchers,farmers and all the others he helped along the way.i know it’s not always about the money but your love for your fellow man. Rest In Peace Jim you have earned it. I hope and pray his family can receive great peace and comfort in the Lord during this time of sorrow and pain in his passing so young. It was great knowing you and we will miss you daily.

Kim Wilbanks Cartier

March 3, 2018

When my family built a home in Liberty-Eylau, Jim and Kathy were our neighbors. Their children hadn't been born yet, so my brother Kevin and I would go over and pester them relentlessly. Mostly Kevin, but I got to hang out some as well.

I started school in the middle of my junior high years there and it was traumatic for me leaving my old friends and I hadn't quite made new ones yet. The spring was particularly wet and beavers were building dams and backing up the water on to Jim and Kathy's property. Jim let me go with him to tear down the dams, but the very next day the beavers would build them right back! We'd go back out and tear them down again! I never tore down beaver dans before or since!

Jim liked to kid my brother and would make up stuff to tell him. Kevin had eaten dinner at Jim and Kathy's one night and came home telling us all kinds of facts (that Jim had filled his head with that were in fact, not facts at all) and about new foods that my mom needed to start making. Snog was at the top of Kevin's list. He wanted my mom to make snog, just like Kathy's! My mom could not figure out what snog was so she called Kathy to get the recipe.

Turns out that snog for the rest of us is called hominy! My mom had never made or served us hominy before, so "snog" was something new. Jim had told Kevin that it was a dish called snog and we have called hominy "snog" ever since!

I have great memories from that time in my life when we were new to the area and Jim and Kathy and their St. Bernard adopted us.

Then they started a family and I started making friends and we didn't see each other as often, but this was a very sweet time for me as a young teen to a new area without friends yet.

I am forever changed -- for the better -- because of their hospitality and Jim's humor and pranks.

Much love and hugs for his family. Prayers for comfort and that this grief you feel now will be replaced with warm, loving memories.

Biography

Jimmy David Bergt, 65, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at his home.

He was born November 6, 1952, in Texarkana, Texas. He was the proud owner of Sico Machine Shop for 42 years, devoted Liberty Eylau community member, and former school board member of Liberty Eylau ISD.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frankie and Daisy Bergt.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Bergt of Texarkana; one daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Cliff Martin of Texarkana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Jamie Bergt and Hank and Amanda Bergt, both of Texarkana; one sister, Peggy Richardson of Texarkana; seven grandchildren, Colton and Baylee Bergt, Coy, Carter, and Cade Martin, and Peyton and Lucas Bergt; and a number of other relatives and close friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2017 at East Memorial Chapel Downtown with Steve Petty officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018 the funeral home.

Online tributes can be sent at www.eastfuneralhome.com or on East Funeral Home facebook page.