James Edward Klyng, Sr.

James Edward Klyng, Sr.  (85), of La Marque passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024. He was born in Galveston County, Texas on December 19, 1938, to Charles H Klyng Jr. and Evelyn Klyng.

Jimmy was a lifetime resident of La Marque.  He graduated from La Marque where he excelled in football and baseball. He was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers farm league in 1958.  He shared his love for the sport by coaching his children in baseball and softball throughout their youth and was the best fungo hitter around. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for many years and is a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dickinson, Texas. He cooked for many years for the HRA of Galveston County that helped build the Independence Village and served on the board.  Jimmy served the City of La Marque in many capacities, as a La Marque Police Office achieving the rank of Sergeant, a volunteer Fire Fighter and served on La Marque City Council from 1981- 1987, during that time he was Mayor Pro-Tem, he was member of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Posse. Jimmy later served and retired as the Assistant Director of Adult Probation for Galveston County.

Jimmy loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren taking them on vacations in his RV.  When he had to make a password for something he would make it “hardhead” because he would never forget that one.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Muesse Klyng, mother and father, father and mother-in-law Edgar and Juanita Muesse, sister Kathy Maly, brothers, Charles H Klyng III,  Donald Klyng, step-brothers; Jerry Tullos and Carl Tullos. Jimmy is survived by his daughter; Belinda Eason (George), sons; James “Jimmy” Klyng, Jr. (Karla) and Kerry Klyng, brother-in-law; Allen Muesse, five grandchildren; Katie Samara, Christopher ‘Chris’ Klyng, James ‘Trey’ Klyng III, Hannah Eason and Evelyn Grace Eason and his two great-grandchildren; Sophie Klyng and Kinsey Klyng.

A visitation will be on Monday, March 18, 2024 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 10:00am at the Crowder Funeral Home with Dr. C.O. Magee officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Kelly, James “Trey” Klyng, III, Tom Morton, Ricky Beach, Brent Richbook and Jimmy Narvaez.  Honorary Pallbearers are Katie Samara, Hannah Eason, Evelyn Grace Eason, Sophie Klyng, Kinsey Klyng and Christopher Klyng.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Eddie Kelly, Martha McGinnis and Vanessa Tilley for all their support during the last few months of his life.

The family suggests memorials to the home where Barbara’s brother Allen Muesse resides at A Divine, 9927 Sageroyal Lane, Houston, TX 77089.


  1. We always had a lot of respect for the man. During his police days he kept some of us from getting into trouble. God’s blessings on his family and friends.

    Dr. Keith and Diane Bellamy
  2. Jimmy was a funny guy. He was sort of my “assignment” in English class. I was never certain if he had any particular interest in the academics of education, but he did love sports. My condolences to his family and friends for their loss.
    Junette Kirkham Woller Class of 1957

    Junette Kirkham Woller
    • You have that completely right. I was just like him.Thank you!

      Kerry Klyng
    • My sincere condolences to Jimmy’s and Barbara’s children. I have known Jimmy so many years growing up in La Marque. RIP FRIEND.
      Rose Mary Otte-Smith

      Rose Mary smith
  3. My condolences to the Klyng family. What a great guy Jimmy was. I played quarterback on the football team, and Jimmy, Charles Don Batton, and I were tri-captains. He was a really good athlete. The LaMarque days were great! My prayers are with you the family as you cope with your loss.

    Charles Waites
  4. My condolences to the family. I met Jimmy in October 1964 and respected the fantastic law enforcement officer so much. Prayers to all the family and friends he leaves behind. REST IN PEACE Sir you will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing you.

    Sharon Starling Savant
  5. Thinking about your family and prayers to them as you mourn the loss of a great man.Nothing but good memories of him at the baseball fields wherever he was always smiling.Wish I could attend the procession but I will not be able to be there to show my respect .Condolences to Kerry,Jimmy and the rest of the family.David Creel

    David Creel
    • Thank you David!

      Kerry Klyng
  6. So very sorry for your loss. I knew him and your mom from high school. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.

    Barbara Cook
  7. My condolences to all of the family. He was definitely an inspiration to so many people, as well as the kids in Galveston County.

    Joy Wilson
  8. My condolences to the entire family. Jimmy was a wonderful person and a good friend to my Step Dad, Richard Duroux. They worked together on the La Marque police force and I know they had respect for each other. I am sure that Jimmy had a great life and enjoyed his family. He attended my Mother’s and my Step Dad’s funerals. It was so good to see him. God bless him and his family.

    Patricia Odenbrett
  9. I am sending thoughts and prayers to the Klyng family . I graduated with Jimmy and we were always good friends . He was one of the most upbeat men I have ever known . He always had a big smile and was friendly , nice and helpful to everyone who knew him . He will be missed by all his 1957 classmates .
    Annette Earle Johnson

    Anne ( Annette Earle Johnson )

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