Jim Knost, 73, of Vidor died Friday, July 29, at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at First United Methodist Church of Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.

Born on May 12, 1938 and a native of Beaumont, he has lived in Vidor for 51 years, and was an electrical instrumentation designer for Jacobs Inc. at Dupont in Orange.

He served in the United States Army Reserve. He was a member and past president of the Board of Trustees at First United Methodist Church in Vidor, a member of the Optimist Club, a member of the IBEW for 40+ years, and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Vidor Chapter # 1286. Jim coached little league football for 18 years, little league baseball for nine years, and assistant coached softball for eight years.

Jim is survived by his wife Cynthia Knost of Vidor; daughters Melinda Knost of Spring, Texas, Melanie Wilkerson and Marla Heidleberg both of Vidor; brothers Greg Knost of Vidor, and Robert Knost of Sam Rayburn, Texas; sister Margaret Dornak of Vidor; three grandchildren: Heather Heidleberg, Lauren Wilkerson, and Hunter Heidleberg.