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Obit: James Martin "Jimmy" Joste

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Obit: James Martin "Jimmy" Joste

Posted: 1091561114000
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Surnames: Joste,Kelly
James Martin "Jimmy" Joste

JAMES MARTIN "JIMMY" JOSTE Jimmy Joste died tragically on July 21, 2004 in Austin, Travis County, TX of gunshot wounds allegedly inflicted by his domestic partner and mother of his son. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on January 15, 1949. He was 55. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Forrest Joste, his father, Martin William Joste and his mother, Barbara Kelly Joste. His grandfather, Barbara's Dad was Forrest Kelly of Wichita, Kansas, a successful wildcatter, and CEO of the Treat-o-lite, Petrolite Corporation, His grandfather's love of the oil business inspired Jimmy to follow in his footsteps. Jimmy grew up in the Memorial area. He graduated from Memorial High School and attended The University of Texas in Austin. Many remember Barbara's house on Potomac was the dinner party place to be, with Jimmy often cooking for 20 people several nights a week. He was the perfect host with everyone always feeling well fed and amused by his great jokes, even if he told the same joke many times. Jimmy is survived by his brother, Kelly William Joste of Houston and his son John Chandler Joste, as well as many, many wonderful friends. He will be missed deeply. Jimmy's amazing love and devotion to his son was evident to all his friends. A memorial service will be held at Saint Martins Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers Kelly had asked that donations be made to The John Chandler Joste Educational Fund at The Frost National Bank, 6363 Woodway, Houston, Texas 77057.

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