James Michael Sebastian

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Funeral services for James Michael Sebastian 62 of Palestine, will be held 1:00 PM Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with msgr Zach officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph;s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine. Mr. Sebastian passed away Friday. He was born July 19, 1949 to John Michael Sebastian III and Julia Barbara Werner Sebastian in Navasota, Texas. He graduated from Conroe High School and Sam Houston State University in 1973 with a degree in agricultural education and horticulture. James married Carolyn Green on September 7, 1974. After working his way through college as a TDCJ officer, they moved to the Palestine area in 1976 where they spent twenty years in the Bethel Community. He worked for Palestine Contractors then for Oakwood ISD. He spend ten years with the Texas Youth Commission at its Wilderness Camp for young offenders. At the time of his death he was working for the Palestine Area Department of Pardons and Paroles. Mr Sebastian leaves his wife Carolyn Green Sebastian, a brother John Sebastian, a sister Mary Bernadine Sebastian, one nephew Martin Joseph of Conroe, aunts Elizabeth Russell of Bullard and Florence Cox of Huntsville. Pallbearers will be Knights of Columbus. Condolence calls will be received beginning at 5:00 PM Thursday, with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 PM Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Activity Building Fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com

Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 14 to Nov. 27, 2011