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James Felix Trickett

September 14, 1939 - December 17, 2019

James Felix Trickett, age 80, passed away on December 17, 2019 in Weimar, Texas. He was born on September 14, 1939 to Govie Edison and Nancy (Odom) Trickett in Shreveport, Louisiana. Jim married Carolyn Ann Meadows on August 27, 1960.

Jim was a geologist and retired from British Petroleum. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Texas. After graduating college, Jim began his work career in Tyler, Texas with McCullough Tool Co. From there, he worked for Pan American Petroleum, which later became Amoco. With Amoco, he served as Field Foreman in Monroe, Louisiana then District Foreman and later District Manager in Traverse City, Michigan. His next move was to Denver, Colorado as Region Drilling Foreman. His last move was to Houston, Texas as Environmental Safety and Regulatory Affairs Manager.

Jim enjoyed serving on many state oil and gas boards in Louisiana, Texas, Michigan and Colorado and received honors from all. Above all things, his main love was for his family, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed showing them new things; how to fish, hike, identify nature, etc. Now retired, he loved hearing his son Pat's stories of the new oil industry.

After retiring Jim volunteered with Parks and Wildlife and was Vice-Chairman for TOWMA setting up wildlife management areas. Through this program, Oakridge Ranch received the Texas Land Steward Award.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Govie and Nancy Trickett and a daughter, Kathryn Lynn Trickett.

Jim is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, James Patrick Trickett and wife Kristi of Katy, Texas; brothers, Gary Trickett and wife Jeanette and Bill Trickett and wife Bambi all of Shreveport, Louisiana; grandchildren, Kelsey Harris and husband Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida, Hannah Lynn Trickett of Katy, and James Brendan Trickett of Katy.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church of Columbus, Texas with Pastor Mark Brechin officiating.


James Felix Trickett
September 14, 1939 - December 17, 2019


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