Kilpatrick, 86, of Katy, passed away on June 27, 2013. He was born on Nov. 27, 1926, to James J. & Drucilla Brito Kilpatrick in Chihuahua, Mexico. He joined the US Marine Corps
on Nov. 14, 1944 and served in the Pacific during WWII
. He worked for Robert H. Ray Geophysics for 21 years, and later for Digicon for two years before returning to the US.
James is survived by Doris, his wife of 61 years; his three children, James J. Kilpatrick III & wife Phyllis, Sharon Lusk, and Susan Albert & husband Steve; 2 sisters, Bettie Greffet and Drucilla Schmieder; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral Mass Service: 1 pm, Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Hallettsville. Visitation: 4 pm, Monday, at Kubena Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7 pm. Words of comfort maybe shared with the family at www.kubenafuneralhome.com