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James Street 1948 - 2013
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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

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September 29, 2016
Still have fond memories of James from growing up in Longview and at UT
September 27, 2016
I had the pleasure of meeting James and his Wife Janie at a UT baseball game at Rice in 2005. He was so gracious and was more interested in asking me questions so he could get to know me. I was very impressed with his humbleness & kindness. I did get to talk with him again briefly at Rice a year later.

He was everything people said he was. A true Gentleman, and a person that easily inspired others. I'm thankful I had a chance to meet him.
August 18, 2016
I grew up in the neighboring town of Greggton, now a part of Longview. There was hardly a time that James was not mentioned as a stellar athlete in baseball and football. I also had the privilege of serving in the National Guard with James some time later. He was revered and admired by people of all ages. Growing up we all wanted to be like James. He will be truly missed.
August 18, 2016
February 14, 2016
I am so sorry to learn at this extremely late date of James' passing. Though I only met and knew Him for a short time in my insurance career, I considered him a good friend. In the 1980's we shared time together laughing as he shared stories of he and Mick and he and my hometown boy, Bill B. One time, James, or as we called, Street, Street and I went out to watch the Olympic Equestrian trials at the Kentucky Horse Farm outside of Lexington. Not quite understanding how the trials worked, we picked a spot and waited for the horses to coming through in a group. Didn't happen! After a long waiting period a single horse came loping by, jumps a fence and goes over the hill. We thought, man that one is way ahead of the field. A few minutes later another horse lopes by, jumps the fence and goes over the hill. Street looks at me and says, "this is about a much fun as watching a haircut. Ready to go?" Yep, I said. Street, as you well know, was a friend to anyone he met. I'm glad I could call James my friend, too. He loved his family. That was very evident as he spoke of his family. God bless you.
November 08, 2013
I was eleven, saw Richard Nixon sit across the stadium from me at the 40 yard line. I carry that with me today, but what I carry most and foremost is that James Street beat my Razorbacks that day! I cried, for days, but everyday since I have appreciated and thought what a young man and competitor James Street was and what his heart was made of. I have respected him and who he is from that day forward! I watched him play his heart out to beat us! From his run to his pass to phachel, which was perfect! I never held a grudge to James Street from that day, but admired him so much as a human being and a true heart competitor! If his heart gave out, I am so sorry to his wife, and five boys, but he gave so much of it, God Blessed him early, which he deserves! I was disappointed I did not see more of his leaving us on tv than there was! James Street, you beat my Hogs in the game of the Century, but you were someone I always wished I was! Even if for Texas!
October 31, 2013
I was in the eighth when I saw James play at the old Lobo stadium he was my hero from then on.Few people know this but it was James that stopped the high school policy of giving a letter jacket every time you lettered.From '67 onward one jacket per year regardless of letters you earned that year.James earned 12 letter jackets from sen.years.4 each year for football,basketball,track & baseball.A very gifted athlete!May God bless James Street and family,Bob Gilchrist LHS'70
October 09, 2013
God bless you all for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time and we know that God is with each of you. And, know how blessed we all are (family and friends) to have so many fond and fun filled memories to hold dear and share.
October 09, 2013
God's Promise
God never promised a life without pain,
Laughter without tears or sun without rain.
But He did promise strength for the day,
Comfort for the tears and the light for the way,
And for all who believe In His Heaven above
He rewards their faith In His everlasting love.
Janie and family..
It's been years, we all stay so busy. So sorry to hear about James. You are blessed with a wonderful loving family, I pray you all can be there for one another. God Bless all of you.
October 08, 2013
My memories of Mary and James at Judson Middle School, then later at LHS are sweet. May God be with the family and mend their broken hearts.

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