James Paul Tullis

James Paul Tullis passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023 in Galveston, Texas at the age of 71. He was born on April 4, 1952 in San Leon, Texas to Cressley and Irene Tullis. James lived in the League City/Dickinson area for over 40 years with the love of his life Valerie.  Not one to be afraid of work, James worked in the grocery business from a young age and quickly mastered every element of the trade.  Always with a servant’s heart, James devoted his time to serving at his church in every way he could and when not helping others, he could be found in his garden. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cressley and Irene Tullis and his brother, Carl Tullis. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Tullis and two children, James Paul Tullis, Jr and his wife Katie, and Stephanie Jo Lair and her husband Michael Lair; His beloved grandchildren: Lindsey, Noah, Natalie, Emily, Alyssa, Elanor, Asher, Isaac, and OC; And his brother Earl Tullis and nieces and nephews.

There are few that cast as long a shadow as James and while he wasn’t known for many words his life will echo on in those that he touched for generations to come.  James was firm in his faith and his family rests confidently in the belief that he now tends a weed free garden in the presence of his Savior.

A service to honor James’ life will take place on June 9, 2023 at 11:00 am at Texas Avenue Community Church 320 Texas Ave, League City, TX 77573


  1. Valerie, Paul, and Stephanie: so very sorry to hear of James’ passing. He was a good friend to our family. Prayers for you guys during this difficult time.

    Bud & Carrie Cowart
  2. Valerie
    Don and I were so saddened to hear this news, you know our hearts and prayers are with you and the kids. We plan to try and make the memorial.

    Don and Vickie McGraw
  3. Valerie, Paul, Stephanie, & Family ~~ I know your loss & share in your pain, but our loss on earth is Heaven’s great gain! what an amazing Godly man James was he touched the lives of so many. What an example of a Godly Husband & father he was . The devotion to his local church & the Youth of GOD’S SQUAD TABC YOUTH MINISTY was amazing. An awesone example to those youth was James & Valerie to all ~ y’all truly made afifference. On a personal note I am so grateful having y’all in my amazing Gadren of L.I.F.E. ! Take your well deserved rest faithful servant ~ until our Eternal reunion on that appointed day~ see you later my Brother in Christ & friend.
    only because of CHRIST i am~ rich counts

    Rich Counrs
  4. Valeria and family, I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved “honey darling”, James. I understand what you are going through. You complemented each other like no other couple I’ve ever known. May your precious memories bring you comfort and may the love of our Father give you peace. James was a wonderful person and a blessing to all the knew him. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
    With Love,

    Darlene Girouard
  5. Paul and family, so very for your loss my brother. You’ve spoken very highly of your Pops, and I know he was proud of you. Really hard to find the words, please know you guys are in my prayers. Here for you all if you need anything brother

    Russ Lockwood
  6. Valerie, Paul and Stephanie and family,
    My heart hurts for all of you as I remember what a sweet soul your dad always was. I know you will miss him so much and hold on tight to the memories and lessons he left for you. He was always so proud of his family. I wish I could help you all get through the pain of him not being here. My prayers and thoughts for all of you to have strength and faith knowing you will be with him again Love. Beth

    Elizabeth Bedford
  7. To Valero and Family,

    I am heart-fully sorry for the loss of James. He was such a fighter. My prayers go out to all of you, especially to Valerie. God had a plan for James and called him home. He is at peace without his pain and suffering. My God fill your hearts with peace and strength to get through these tough days and months ahead.

    With love,

    Deborah Blackman

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