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James Joseph Sickler, Sr.
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

James Joseph Sickler, Sr.James Joseph Sickler, Sr., age 85, of Galveston died, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, April 17, 2009 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston with Father Gerald Westerbuhr, officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday.

James was born April 23, 1923 in Elmira, New York to Joseph 0. Sickler and Anna Clark Sickler. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during W.W.II, retiring as a Technical Sgt. with more than 21 years of service. He moved to Galveston after his retirement to spend his days at the Nash Bait Camp and to spend time with the Nash family. Jim would go to the bait stand, rain or shine. He  loved waiting on customers and listening to their stories. Jim did this for his retirement enjoyment. He then was employed for many years at Bell Helicopter as an aviation mechanic. Mr. Sickler was of the Lutheran Faith.

Preceded in death by his parents, son, James Joseph Sickler, Jr. and a brother, Palmer Sickler, best friends, Earl F. Nash and wife, Elizabeth, survivors include his wife of 53 years, Virginia Sickler of Galveston; sons, Richard Sickler of Madisonville, Texas and David Sickler of Galveston; a sister, Joanne Masinotti and husband Michael of Bonita Springs, Florida; numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be John Nash, Johnny Sanchez, Earl Nash, Mike Fields, Phil Young, and David Nash. Honorary pallbearers are Tito David, Jerry VanHoose, Roland Diaz, Devin Daniels, Steven Ward, David Kirby, Jeremy Pruns and Dolan Moody.

Virginia would like to thank the Nash family, Earl, Becky, Meghann, Renee, Cha Cha, John and Carol for their help in this difficult time.

Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.CarnesBrothers.com/contactus.  Please include the Sickler name.




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