James “Jim” Alexander Petek

James “Jim” Alexander Petek, 62, a resident of Houston, TX since 1976, passed away August 1, 2023 in Houston, TX. He was born June 1, 1961 in Buffalo, NY. He retired after 25 years at Precision Flamecutting and Steel in Houston

He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis Charles Petek and Sheila Mae Brundage Petek.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Rebecca “Becca” Petek; sisters: Laurie Petek, Cheryl Witter – husband Rob, and Annette Mau – husband Bill; grandson(dog), T.J.

Jim was a wonderful man who loved to go fishing, BBQ, Nascar and football games with his friends and daughter. He enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his daughter, Becca. Every year Jim would go to NHRA until they decided to close it down, which he was saddened by. He is loved and will be missed by many.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Brown Sugar’s Bar B Que – The Original (11030 Kingspoint Rd Unit 2) on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 12pm til 3pm

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter or to the American Diabetes Association.


  1. Nice message Rebecca
    I knew Jim since we were teenagers
    He was a good friend
    I will miss him
    He was always willing to help

    John Hindman
  2. Becca,
    I don’t know what to say that will bring you any real comfort other than to say he loved you more than anything. I know that you will miss him but you have 3 Aunts that will always be here for you. We love you and will miss your Daddy.
    Aunt Cheryl

    Aunt Cheryl
  3. Becca, I was sad to here about Jim passing. It was a very hard couple of days since I just saw him at Lindy memorial. Jim and I had been friends for 47 years. I’m going to miss him dearly. I have so many memories of things we all did together “Jim, Lindy and myself and many others old friends. Your n my prayers every day I know how much Jim loved you.

    Kevin Hagan
  4. I worked very closely with Turbo Jim as we called him at Precision Flamecutting. He was an honest hardworking man. He spoke of his daughter often, with much love. He also mentioned his buddies as well. May he rest in peace. Laura

    Laura Ruiz
  5. Sure will be missed! He was the best neighbor ever! My condolences to Becca and his family 🙏

    Clint the neighbor

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