James Ernest Neu, Jr.

James Neu033 (2)James Ernest Neu, Jr., 65, resident of Santa Fe, Texas and formerly of Texas City, Texas passed away unexpectedly Thursday May 19, 2016. James proudly served his country as security police during the Vietnam war in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from BP after 30 years of service. James was born March 2, 1951 to proud parents James Neu, Sr. and Betty Lou Pierce Neu of Lewisville, Arkansas. James was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents. James leaves behind to cherish his memories, daughters, Jena Cherry and husband John, Deann Ekstrom and husband Chris, and Tammie Withers and husband Lee; his ex-wife Peggy Arevalo; as well as his seven grandchildren, Amber, Jerod, Brandi, Blake, John, Cassidy, ChrisTina and his six great grandchildren, Katie, Liam, Kaidon, Joseph, Miah and Ava.
A visitation will be held in his honor on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, in Dickinson, Texas. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas with interment following at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of James E. Neu, Jr. to the Wounded Warriors Project, 2200 Space Park Dr. Suite 100, Houston, TX 77058.


  1. Deann,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. There are no words to comfort you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family. May he give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. We are with you in spirit.

    Robert & Vicky Coots
  2. Deann

    You and your family are in my prayers. NueNue will be greatly missed not just by me but by all my family. He was a part of my life for over 20 years and someone I knew I would see everyday. He could make me laugh and he could make me mad but I always knew he cared about me. From my family to yours all my love, my prayers and my condolences

    Melissa Hill and Linda Mooring
  3. NUE NUE you will truly be missed a lot by me. You always mad me laugh and you could be a real (smarty pants) when you wanted to be. My prayers are with you and you family. My God shine his light on you at the Pearly gate and have a cold one waiting for you.

    Liz Vandall Texas City

    Liz Vandall
  4. Nue Nue,

    Your a good friend for many years, I always loved your sense of humor.
    My prays go out to your family.

    R.I.P. my sweet loving friend

    Julia Talley

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