James L. Strickland

James L. Strickland, of League City, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the age of 62.  He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on October 19, 1958.

Jim loved his family and Our Lord and Savior with all of his heart.  He believed strongly that Jesus should be first in his life and wanted to share God’s love with others.

Jim attended Centenary College on a golf scholarship.  After college, he entered the oil field and had a long, successful career ending as a Chief Operating Officer.  His desire was always to support, and invest in, the people that worked with him and alongside him.

As an accomplished golfer, two of his biggest accolades were winning the Cotton States Invitational at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monroe, Louisiana and the Louisiana Open.  In fact, he is one of a handful of amateurs to have won!  During retirement, he most enjoyed coaching and playing golf with his sons-in-law and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jana, of 39 years; daughter, Ashley Greener (Blake) of Katy, Texas; daughter, Sara Kennedy (Steven) of Kingwood, Texas; his beloved grandchildren Evelyn Kennedy, Sullivan Kennedy, and Ellie Greener; mother, Betty Strickland; sisters, Nadia and Suzanne Strickland; mother-in-law, Sybil Dupuis.  He is preceded in death by his father, James A. Strickland and father-in-law, D.J. Dupuis.

A Grave Side Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00am at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598.

In loving memory of Jim, the family requests for those in attendance to wear your favorite golf shirt.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Leona Pleasant
  2. Jana, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve been where you are. My faith got me through. You will have hard days. Come visit us in Florence when you are up to it. I didn’t know Jim but he had to be special because you chose him.

    Kathy Blanke
  3. Jana, Deeply sorry for Jimmy’s passing, continued prayers for you and your family.
    “When they arrive at the gates of death, God welcomes those who love Him.” Psalms 116:15 (MSG)

    Suyapa Brand
  4. No golf shirt for me Jimmy, sorry not my thing – but I hope you have your pick of shirts in Heaven and the golfing is more than you ever dreamed it would be. We will miss you. To your sweet family, my dear friends – he was a good man, dedicated father – and grandfather, loving husband. I always enjoyed the spunk and wit he expressed in our conversations over the years. His health battle was long, I know this was hard to watch, pray you are finding peace with his passing – for we know there is no sting of death when you are a believer for this earthly life is just temporary, he is Home now for eternity. We celebrate your life Jimmy, You!

    Tricia Britt
  5. RIP to a fine man, good team mate, good golfer and great friend. God bless and keep you my friend until we meet again. Ms. Jana WE ALL HAVE AN ANGEL LOOKING OVER US NOW.

    Pat Sheffield
  6. Jana, we’re so sorry to hear the news about Jim. He was such a wonderful person and a great friend. I know you and the girls will miss him dearly. I do believe he is with God playing a round of golf. You and your family will always be in our thoughts an prayers. RIP Jimbo!

    Bret & Niki Peterson
  7. Jana I am sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your daughters. Even tho we have not seen each other in many years I still have fond memories of you and Jimmy. He was a great partner to me in several golf tourneys of which we won most LOL I know that we all will miss him greatly. Big HUGS to all of the Family and may God bless you all…

    John E. Davis
  8. The love shared by your family warms our hearts. The loss of a life partner is one that our heart breaks in two for you Jana. You are surrounded by the life shared in children and grandchildren. God has your back and Jim in his hands. We are so sorry for your loss, God had his plan and we pray he gives you and your family strength and Comfort as you mourn

    Mr and Mrs Clyde Sepulvado
  9. Sending condolences to you and your family Jana.

    Bridget Alexander
  10. Jana, I very much regret not being able to attend the ceremony to celebrate Jim’s life. He was a very good friend and I shall miss his easy going nature, his quick wit and dry sense of humour. I will be pleased to wear a golf shirt in remembrance of my friend. My sincere commiserations to you and your family May he rest in peace.

    Ian Knott
  11. I have heartfelt thoughts and condolences for Betty, Jana and children, Nadia, Suzanne and all family and friends . Hugs and love from me to you all. This is a quote from his Uncle Frank (Butch): Peace Be Still 💔❤

    Mary Roebuck
  12. Our deepest condolences… Continued Prayers for you and the family Jana. LoveYa!

    Robert & eL Hines
  13. I have very fond memories of working with Jim. He was a real gentleman of the oilfield. Truly sorry for your loss, can only imagine how sad it is to lose such a terrific guy.

    Tony Kitchener
  14. I was sorry to hear that we have lost Jimmy. I have fond childhood memories playing with him and his sisters at our Nappa grandparent’s home in Shawnee,Oklahoma. From all that knew him as a an adult he was a good man with a wonderful family. Prayers of comfort are sent to his family, as well as Aunt Betty, Nadia and Suzanne.

    Anne Nappa
  15. Devastating news. I spoke with him a couple of months ago and we paid out a plan to
    Meet later this year. I always joked with him about his name calling him Jimmy, Jimster, Jimbo and Jim-Bob. Enjoyed my days working with him at Expro. Class act and will be dearly missed. RIP Jim.

  16. Jana-
    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. Prayers out to you and the family through this difficult time. I was so glad Jimmy reached out to me after some 41 years. We played golf together back in High School and it was as though it was just yesterday, such a crazy bond. I enjoyed our conversations this past year, always grateful for his many blessings in life as he battled his health. He even gave me a virtual golf swing analysis from his hospital bed. Good therapy at the time for both of us I think. Jimmy was a good man, caring, God loving and truly loved you. He always mentioned your strength and love. May you find comfort knowing that he Rests in Peace!
    God Bless

    James B Alpha
  17. Jana, Jim was an amazing guy and friend. I was lucky to spend time golfing and fishing with him. I will miss all our conversations and outings. He gave me so many wonderful memories. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers. Love all you guys.

    Kurt and Niki Primeaux and family
  18. I really thought my brother was going to win his battle with this disease. He fought hard as did his wife. They walked in faith, and prayed as naturally as breathing about it.
    The support they had from their daughters, and other wonderful family, and friends on and on and on amaze. Prayers oh Prayers oh Prayers.
    I really thought my brother was going to still be here on this earth. But I was wrong. I am sad today and there are no words to express it. But I am also comforted.

    Jimmy is enjoying a nice round of golf about now. God is good.

    Suzanne Strickland
  19. Beautiful service. Blake did such a wonderful job speaking. Uncle Jimmy will be missed. My heart aches for his precious grand babies, my two sweet cousins and my Aunt Jana. I pray for peace and comfort for the immediate family and all that loved him. What a great man. He is now with my Papa, his dad, playing the best golf course in heaven. I find comfort in that. Prayers.
    Love, Jamie Smith

    Jamie Smith
  20. Dear Betty & Family,
    My deepest condolences in the
    loss of your beloved James
    May God enfold you in His loving arms,
    and give you much grace as you
    grieve the loss of your beloved
    May your loving memories of Jimmy
    weave a beautiful blanket that gives
    each one of you warmth, & peace
    of your minds, & hearts during your
    time of grief.
    I will be praying for each one
    of you. Love, Zahea

    Zahea Nappa

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