James D. “Jimmy” Stark, Jr., 69, of Wylie, died Sunday, Nov. 2. He was born April 18, 1945, to Evelyn Cheek Stark and James D. Stark, Sr., in Port Arthur.

Jimmy was a United States Air Force veteran, having served from 1966 to 1970 as a crew chief on a B52 bomber stationed at Carwell’s Air Force base in Fort Worth, Anderson Air Force base in Guam, and on the Utapao Air Force base in Thailand.

Jimmy lived in Nederland for 44 years, and moved to Greenwell Springs, La, where he lived for 21 years, before moving to Wylie. He graduated from Nederland High School in 1967 and earned a B.S. in Biology in 1975 from Lamar University. Jimmy retired after 32 years from 3M as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Judy Stark of Wylie; son, Don Stark and his wife, Valarie, of Richardson; daughter, Carol Gorman and her husband, Josh, of Wylie; granddaughter, Audrey Stark of Richardson; and brothers, Craige Stark and his wife, Minnie, of Lake Charles; Robert Stark and his wife, Mary Ann, of Lake Jackson; and Kevin Stark of Orange. He is preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Mr. Stark’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Broussard, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

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