James Felix Trickett, age 80, passed away Dec. 17 in Weimar. He was born on Sept. 14, 1939 to Govie Edison and Nancy (Odom) Trickett in Shreveport, LA. Jim married Carolyn Ann Meadows Aug. 27, 1960.
Jim was a geologist and retired from British Petroleum. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Columbus. After graduating college, Jim began his work career in Tyler 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, LA, then District Foreman and later District Manager in Traverse City, MI. His next move was to Denver, CO as Region Drilling Foreman. His last move was to Houston 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; brothers, Gary Trickett and wife Jeanette and Bill Trickett and wife Bambi all of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Kelsey Harris and husband Anthony of Jacksonville, FL, Hannah Lynn Trickett of Katy, and James Brendan Trickett of Katy.
A celebration of life will take place after the holidays to honor Jim.