James Carrol Street

October 01, 1939, July 18, 2019

James Street

James Carrol Street, 79, of Nederland, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born October 1, 1939, in Kirbyville, to Lola Miller Street and Warren Eugene Street.

James graduated from Nederland High School where he was on the 1957 football team that won 3A state championship that year. He then was drafted by Texas A&M where he played for a year. From A&M he was recruited to Kansas State. Between him ultimately graduating from Lamar University, Beaumont, with a Mechanical Engineering degree, he was in the United States Army and stationed in Colorado. 

He enjoyed fishing and being at the lake. In addition, he was always open to debate. It didn't matter where he was nor what the debate was about, he was ready to give an opinion. He loved traveling in his truck throughout the country. At the end of the day, he still wanted his truck to drive off into the sunset. 

Survivors include his daughter, Janet Fontenot; son, James Street, both of Nederland; grandchildren, Mason Street and his wife, Lauren; Colton Fontenot; Trent Fontenot and his wife, Emma; Tate Fontenot; and Karsyn Fontenot; great-grandchild, Grayson Fontenot; brother, Joe Street, of Kirbyville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lola and Warren Street; son, Joseph Street; and sisters, Rebecca Commander and Dorsey “Susie” Quinn.

A gathering of Mr. Street’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his memorial service at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 22, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, July 22, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, July 22, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (3)

  • Mickey Walker

    21 July 2019 at 22:15 | #

    So long, old friend. We shared lots of good times on the gridiron and in striving to grasp the meaning of this great journey we shared as fellow Laplanders (where Louisiana laps over into Texas). As youngsters and old men, we still scored a few touchdowns and lived a long time. Sorry to see you go. Seems like yesterday when we lived in the Red Brick House with Coan and McFarland. And you drove my car into Potter's Pond on a cold, snowy night up in Lawrence, Kansas. Adios. RIP, old chum. My honor that we were great friends. It's all good.


  • Mike Deer

    21 July 2019 at 05:10 | #

    RIP Jim Street! I’ve always been grateful you played Left End and not Right End when you were at Kansas! My condolences to your family!


  • Richard Vickers & Kelly Rhae Hoots

    20 July 2019 at 22:56 | #

    Our condolences to the family.


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