Austin, Texas

Aug 2, 1948 - Sep 30, 2013 (Age 65)

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Living in a small town in Texas that Interstate 35 passed by I remember the
cold wet day before the Big Shootout.
As a Longhorn fan I wanted to be traveling
north with everyone.
I did watch the game the next day on TV.
Thank you James Street #16, players, coaches, and everyone.
You gave me memories I'll never forget.

Still have fond memories of James from growing up in Longview and at UT

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.

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.

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...

Sally and I were deeply saddened by James' passing. He was a great guy. Just adding to his talents, besides football and baseball, he was a very good golfer!! Rest in Peace James.

Janie, Linda, Lavi, Seth and I were stunned and saddened to hear about your loss.At this very difficult time, may you find comfort in your family and knowing that so many people were touched and influenced by James. I know how much he will be missed by you, his family, and everyone that knew him. Your Buckpasser neighbors The Browns


James's Obituaries

STREET, JamesJames Street, a loving husband and father, a compassionate businessman and an icon in sports in America in the late 1960s and an enduring hero to the fans of The University of Texas, died unexpectedly in the early hours of September 30, 2013. He was 65 years old. As president and CEO...

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