James William Jones

image1James William Jones succumbed to lung cancer at his home in League City surrounded by his family on October 28, 2016. He leaves behind his wife, Anita Jones; his daughter Kristi Pewthers; his son James Jones; his son-in-law John-Gardner Pewthers; his grandchildren, William and Gwyneth Pewthers; and his former wife Virginia Jones. His father James Meredith Jones, his mother Annie Lee Mayo, and his sister Ann Celeste Jones preceded him in death.

Jim was born on July 17, 1942, in Port Arthur, Texas. The family later moved to Houston where he graduated from Bellaire HS. Jim served 4 ½ years in the Navy after high school and was stationed in the Philippines for part of that time at the beginning of the Vietnam War. He began his career at Texas Instruments in 1969 as an electrical engineer. His work eventually brought him to Singapore where he met his wife Anita. They moved back to Texas in 1996 when Jim retired. His dream was to live by the water, and he spent the last twenty years living that dream.

A passionate woodworker and master craftsman, Jim had a workshop in his garage where he built many heirloom pieces for himself and his family. He was also mechanically inclined and was happiest when figuring out a new engineering project such as NASCAR certified racing Volkswagen Bug. He gutted an old beetle and rebuilt it from scratch ready for the raceway. But his talents didn’t stop there, he was a pit master, serving up the finest BBQ, brisket, and smoked meat around.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 PM at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. It is located on the corner of FM 517 and FM 646. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Interfaith Caring Ministries in the name of Jim Jones.


  1. He is remembered as a generous man who together with my aunt Anita, always welcomed me in his home when he was in Singapore. Providing a constant jovial countenance, it was always a pleasure to be around him.
    The Christmas events always featured his awesome BBQ food, and also the laughter and joy in the family as we gathered often in his home. I miss those days.
    You will be fondly remembered, uncle Jim.

  2. The tide recedes but leaves behind
    bright seashells on the sand.
    The sun goes down, but gentle
    warmth still lingers on the land.
    The music stops, and yet it echoes
    on in sweet refrains…..
    For every joy that passes,
    something beautiful remains.

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    With prayers and blessings,

  3. My condolences to Wife Anita and dear family. Jim was a gift to us all. May he rest in peace and his family heart ache heal fast.
    Your friend,
    Diane Shultz

  4. So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. My heart goes out to Anita and James as well as the rest of his family. He was a very kind and generous man. I enjoyed several fabulous meals prepared by Jim, he was a good cook and had a sly sense of humor.

    Sharon Gremillion
  5. Anita I did not have the opportunity to know your husband. But as I read this he had a full life.

    Pam nickelson
  6. Dear Anita,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace,

    Kathy Bucher
  7. I am sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. I will always remember him as one of the most loving husbands I have ever seen. It was a pleasure to watch him walk Anita to the car every night that she worked late. There was never a time that he let her walk by herself through the dark parking lot alone. It was clear by his actions how much he loved and adored Anita. He always had a warmth about him that made everyone feel comfortable, I can only imagine how good his cooking was. Jim was a true gift to many, especially Anita.

    Joey Thomas
  8. Sweet Anita,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your dear husband. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Peace and love,
    Laura Glardon

  9. I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending my condolences, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family, Anita. God bless you all.

    John Brouillard
  10. Anita,
    Your husband was an amazing man! I’m glad for all the years you were able to share together. I also glad that you ended up here with us at VLI! I am praying for you and your family because you are also an amazing, tough, and brave woman. We are here to support you through this tough time. Love you!!

    Tammy Oldani
  11. Mr. Jones was a loving, caring a humble man that loved Miss Anita very much. A great cook that his wife constantly bragged about because he would have her meals already prepared when he came to pick her up from work. A man who will be truly missed by all. But, an angel Miss Anita and her children will always have for a lifetime.

    KarJeffery McIntosh (Officer Mac)
  12. Dear Anita,

    I am saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. My prayers is with you, James and family,

    Evon Estrop

    Evon Estrop
  13. I’m so sorry for your loss Anita and family. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Linda Enoch

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