James Urick

James Lee Urick, 62, passed away July 29, 2023 at his Friendswood home. James was born October 31, 1960, in Houston, Texas to parents, Cleatus and Mary Jane Urick.

James was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and the University of Houston, where he majored in business. He worked hard and proudly in sales for Koch Specialty Plant Services for 22 years. James had many hobbies such as deer hunting with his father and son, collecting shark teeth and shells at Jamaica Beach, and going to sports events and cookouts with his work colleagues. James enjoyed bringing his kids together and watching his family grow. He was a dedicated son and father who always provided comfort and stability.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Alice Shepherd.

James will be forever missed and remembered by his parents, Cleatus and Mary Jane Urick; daughters, Rachael Collins and Lauren Urick; son, Austin Urick; daughter in law, Stephanie Urick; son in law, Kanton Collins; sister, Peggy Brock; grandchildren, Ellie and Tommye Collins; and many other family, friends, and coworkers.

A visitation is planned for Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas.


  1. James was a good friend and special person. We had a good working relationship but I’ll always cherish ish the friendship we had. He loved talking about his family, and although I never met any of you, I felt like I new you. He was so proud of all of his family. TA liking about his old high school days and hunting trips. He always remembered small things about his friends too. He was traveling through corrigan and saw a little Methodist church and took a picture and sent me. He remember me talking about living next to that church when in 4 th grade and my Dad ministering there. Once a friend always a friend. I Loved James and will miss him greatly. My condolences to his family. You were blessed to have hind and he was blessed with all of you

    Mark Cleaver
  2. Dear Family,
    I am sending my love and prayers to everyone in the family. I will look everywhere in the beauty of Jame’s life, full of peace and joy he received from everyone. May his memory be filled with Love, Peace, Joy, and The Prescence of Our Lord and Savior ❤️🙏. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is blessed to have James. ❤️

    Karen Johnson
  3. We are very sorry to hear about the passing of James. He was a good friend to many and our prayers are with his family.

    Scott McCrabb
  4. My Heart hurts for the Urick Family . I’ve known James for 22 years as he was our Sales contact for Stolt-Neilsen. Throughout these years we became very good friends and I felt like I knew his family as well as I knew him. He loved his children, but those grandbabies he loved so much! The times we met up for lunch we talked about our kids and showed each other pictures of our grandchildren and countless times talked about his parents and being thankful for his family . My sincere condolences to the family and May he Rest in Peace. Praying for you all .
    James you will be misses so much !

    Marty Wagner-Hickman

    Marty l Wagner
  5. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of James. I was the fortunate person to make the picture of James with his deer above. James was always a friend and I will miss his calls and the conversations we had. Words can never replace the loss of a person we care about, but my thoughts, condolences and prayers are sent to his family.

    Eugene May
  6. Sending our deepest condolences. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joe John and Mary Lynne Stratta

    Mary Lynne Stratta
  7. Keeping you and your family in our minds and hearts as you go through this difficult time. James will be missed by many people. Praying for your family🙏

    Barbara Skinner
    • Having known James for many years the man I saw was a loyal, loving and caring man in business who like his father had customers that were more than customers they were friends.

      Cletus taught James to hunt at an early age, he was a highly successful hunter throughout his life and he loved to hunt! He enjoyed the outdoors and especially the comradery and friendships with other hunters around the campfire. He saw such beauty God created while hunting hours on 🦌 deerstand just for a chance at that BIG buck. I SEE HE GOT HIM IN THIS PICTURE!!!

      James never meet a stranger because he turned everyday people he met into friends with his charismatic smile and open personality that caused strangers to just know they could trust him I admired how he always seemed to be liked by everyone.

      As Cletus would say “He IS a MAN AMONG MEN” and I can tell you he was a man of his word and although he had challenging times in his life he was a great father raising his children that any man would be proud of.

      God gave James a servants heart and he made a difference in all the lives he touched whether it was his parents, family, kids, grandkids, clients or best friend’s he grew up with he touched their lives and made a true difference.

      James Urick is a man I always enjoyed being around, a great brother to Peggy and Son to MaryJane and Cletus. Although you have gone to Heaven James you live through the lives of your children. You’re in all the hearts of those you touched including mine.

      Don, his brother-n-law for life.

      Don Brock
  8. So sorry to hear this James was a good man. Worked with him several times over the years. Please let the family know they will be in our prayers.

    Bobby Bernhardt
  9. Dear Peggy,
    So very sorry for the loss of your brother. Blessings to you, your Mom and Dad as you suffer through this sorrow.

    Cynthia Singh
  10. It was such a blessing to see all of you today. I haven’t had a day without thinking about him or some old forgotten story pops in my head. I grew up with the family in the neighborhood during high school and through college; the stories we could tell!; the time we drove to Monterey, Mexico, without passports or visas (don’t ask). It was a joy to listen to Rachel, Austin and Lauren talk about him, each of you captured him so beautifully. Rachel, you were not only his first, but the first among all of his high school friends. You were quite the story at the time, he was so proud. And Peggy and Kelly I’m so glad to see you again. He was such a beloved person among us, always making jokes, always playful. The shock of this among us has brought us together, he would have liked that. He will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to all of you.

    Luis Valdes

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