James Joseph Napier

james napier
James Joseph Napier, 88, of New Braunfels, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in New Braunfels. Born on December 26, 1931 in Du Quoin, Illinois, he was the son of the late George Napier and Marie Radke Napier Dietz. James is survived by his wife of 36 years, Viola Muniz Napier; children, George, David, Steven, Scott, and Colleen; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. James proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1949-1951. He then went on to get technical training as a telephone technician and worked for many phone companies over 34 years, including AT&T and retiring from Lucent. He was a proud member of the American Legion New Braunfels Post 179 and the Elks Lodge #2279. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’ name to the American Legion Post 179.

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  1. So many memories of Uncle Jim and Viola’s annual visits to Illinois from Texas. We always looked forward to those times. He was always my favorite uncle. I’ll miss him dearly.

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