Jim B. Earthman, K5JBE SK October 27, 2018

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    Jim B. Earthman, K5JBE SK


    James Bradshaw Earthman IV passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 27, 2018. He was 61 years old.
    Jim was born July 22, 1957, in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Houston and Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. After completing his degree, he worked as a stockbroker and real estate broker in New York City. He returned to Houston to join the family business and graduated from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service with honors in 1995. He was the 4th generation of the Earthmans to go into the family business that was established in 1889, managing Earthman Bellaire for 28 years. He always remembered and believed in the statement, "When you get into this business, the business gets into you." Taking care of families was something he took pride in and was honored to do.
    To say Jim loved to travel was an understatement. His favorite place was Aspen, Colorado where he loved to spend time with his dad and have a beer at the Red Onion and loved talking to people all over the world on his "Ham Radio." Although Jim loved to travel, his greatest joy was his two boys, Kyle and Garrett. He was so proud of the wonderful young men they have become. "Jimmy" as he was affectionately called by his siblings, valued family and was excited for the arrival of his first grandchild and the wedding of his younger son.
    Jim was a caring and thoughtful individual. Being a funeral director and helping families through difficult times was his calling. He understood life could be short and to live it to the fullest and letting those that you love, know it. He was a kind and compassionate man not just in his words but with his actions as well.
    Jim was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Mae Earthman. He is survived by his sons Garrett and wife Abigail Earthman, and Kyle Earthman and his fiancée Kristin Powers. His father James B. Earthman III and wife Cindy. His brothers and sisters, Sissy Lappin and husband Mark, Beth Hall and husband John, Katie Cullen and husband Harry, Bill Earthman and Cathryn Wood, John Earthman and wife Michele, Addie Pappous and husband Norman, and Jenny Worsham. His nieces and nephews who adored "Uncle Jimmy", Leah Lappin, Nick Lappin, Harrison Cullen and wife Lilly, Hugh Roy Cullen, Katie Rose Cullen, Liam Earthman, Bradshaw Earthman, Mary Margaret Earthman, Katherine Earthman, Kelly Owens, Sofia Hitchings, John David Marion and wife Meg, Jim Marion, Richard Pappous and Michael Pappous.
    The family would like to thank all of his "work family" at Earthman Bellaire: Merlin Hernandez, Tim McEwen, Carmen Wright, Brandei Walker, Leslie Rojas and Stephanie Deman. Especially Merlin who was not just his coworker, but his friend who he loved as a sister.
    Jimmy always had a way of looking for the good in a person or situation. If he didn't agree with you, he had a gift of understanding why you felt that way and respected your opinion. His understanding and compassion is a wonderful legacy he will leave with us forever.
    Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a 6:30 p.m. Vigil service, Friday, November 2, 2018 at Earthman Hunters Creek, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77098. Rite of Committal will follow at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Fayetteville, Texas.
    Pallbearers will be Bill Earthman, John Earthman, Nick Lappin, Norman Pappous, Mark Lappin, and Thad Hill.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, 2900 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77006, or to a .
    Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 31, 2018

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