James David Havens, 82, of Galveston, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Cornerstone Hospital in Clear Lake.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 1st at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, December 2nd at Grace Episcopal Church with Father Paul Wehner officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
James was born March 11, 1928, in Lucedale, Mississippi. He graduated from Ball High School and then attended and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, where he played football. James worked as the Director of Public Works for the City of Galveston for 44 years before his retirement in 1992. He was a longtime member of Grace Episcopal Church, where he served as a Deacon, and was a former member of Galveston Elks Lodge #126. His favorite hobby was bowling on the Galveston City team for many years.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Quitman and Illa Haven; wife, Laura Anne Havens; brother, Roland Havens; son, Bobby Scott; and son-in-law, Bubba Locklin.
He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Havens Locklin; sons, John Evans Scott and Bill Argyle Scott; grandchildren: Blaire Scott, Ben Scott, Maurin Scott, Noah Scott, and Joseph Scott; great grandchildren, Isaac and Mason Scott; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Angelo Grasso, Charles Warner, Herman Hansen, Ronnie Hansen, Bill Scott, and John Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be David (Jack) Collier, Bill Milligan, and Kenny Wagner.
Memorials may be made to the Galveston Island Humane Society, 6801 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77554.