James Dimmitt Jr. '53
December 30, 2019 11:15 AM
updated: December 30, 2019 11:18 AM
Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home obituary
2051 East Napoleon Street
James Hodges Dimmitt, Jr.
MARCH 31, 1931 – DECEMBER 22, 2019
James Hodges “Jim” Dimmitt, Jr, age 88, of Sulphur, LA, passed away on December 22nd, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, surrounded by his loving children. Jim was born in Beaumont, Texas on March 31, 1931.
Jim grew up on North Street and graduated from Beaumont High School. He left Beaumont to attend Texas A & M on a track and field scholarship. In addition to being a high jumper for the Aggies, he was also a member of the Corps of Cadets, which led him to join
the U.S. Army to proudly serve his country in the Korean War. He returned to Texas and graduated from Texas A & M with a degree in Business Administration. Jim had a successful career at Cities Service/Citgo as an Operator and Supervisor in the Coker unit.
He took an early retirement to do consulting work with Foster Wheeler and had the opportunity to live and work in Argentina, Korea, and Venezuela. He and Kay loved those adventures!
The life lessons he taught us will never be forgotten: you never burn bridges, you never stop in the middle of something you started, you see it through and finish it, and you always treat others with respect and dignity. These became our mantra and we can
only hope we made him proud in following his lead. He left us with so much, always the quiet, unassuming caregiver, ensuring we were always provided for. We are comforted now knowing he continues to be that caregiver for mom in Heaven.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Marilyn Kay Duhon Dimmitt and his parents, Bessie Williams Dimmitt and James Hodges Dimmitt Sr.
Those left to cherish his memory are daughter, Julia Dimmitt of Houston, Texas; son, James “Bubba” Dimmitt of Sulphur; grandchildren, Cheyenne and Dakota Dimmitt of Sulphur and Tailynn Dimmitt of Eugene Oregon; great-grandchildren, Breeah, Kaigen and JW; sister,
Beulah Huggins and husband Bill of Kerrville, Tx; nieces, Julie Stokes, Cindy Koock and husband Bill, and Kathy Bialek and husband Rick also of Kerrville; their children, numerous other relatives, and friends.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Memorial contributions in Jim’s name can be made to Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Sulphur.
A visitation for Jim will be held Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home with a Rosary held at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2019 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Rev. Edward Richard, M.S. will officiate. Burial will follow in Mimosa Pines Cemetery, Carlyss.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonsulphurmemorial.com for the Dimmitt, family.
Julia Dimmitt, Daughter
James "Bubba" Dimmitt, Son
Cheyenne Dimmitt, Grandchild
Dakota Dimmitt, Grandchild
Tailynn Dimmitt, Grandchild
Breeah, Kaigen, and JW, Great Grandchildren
Beulah Huggins and husband Bill, Sister
Julie Stokes, Niece
Cindy Koock and husband Bill, Niece
Kathy Bialek and husband Rick, Niece
Marilyn Kay Duhon Dimmitt, Wife of 62 years (deceased)
Bessie Williams Dimmitt, Mother (deceased)
James Hodges Dimmitt, Sr., Father (deceased)
also left to cherish his memory are numerous otherrelatives and friends.
James Dimmitt, Pallbearer
Dakota Dimmitt, Pallbearer
Charlie Fontenot, Pallbearer
Dr. Paul Perry, Pallbearer
Dr. Randall Perry, Pallbearer
Jordan Wade, Pallbearer
Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2019
Visitation Friday, December 27, 2019
Rosary Thursday, December 26, 2019
Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 27, 2019