A memorial service for James Benjamin (J.B.) Honeycutt Sr. of Broaddus, formerly of Orange, will be held Aug. 9, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cowboy Church of Orange County. Bro. Barry Honeycutt will officiate.

After a courageous battle with leukemia, J.B. passed away June 29. Born Oct. 29, 1938 in Orange, to Lance Lee Honeycutt Sr. and Hazel Wallace Honeycutt, J. B. attended Lutcher Stark high school. J.B. was an IBEW brother with many years experience in neon sign installation and maintenance.

J.B.(Gator) was known for his lighthearted fun loving personality and his great sense of humor that he passed on to his sons. He loved to tell jokes. When J.B.’s sons received their weekly phone call from their Dad, they knew he always had a joke for them. J.B. loved to hunt and fish and requested that his ashes be spread at one of his favorite Sabine River fishing spots.

J.B. is survived by his wife Diane; sons J.B. (Rusty) Honeycutt Jr. and wife Pam of Orange, Tim Honeycutt and wife Angie of Mauriceville, Matt Honeycutt and wife Jackie of Aransas Pass and Pat Honeycutt of Lufkin; grandaughters Casondra Honeycutt, Erika Honeycutt Stanley and Heather Honeycutt; brother Lance Honeycutt, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and many friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American cancer society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.