J.P. Starling

J.P. Starling – age 89 of Liberty, passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 at St. James House in Baytown. J.P. was born February 13, 1929 in Baytown, Texas the son of the late John Edgar Starling and Allie May Debruhl Starling.  J.P. enjoyed duck hunting, arts and crafts, grilling hamburgers, and traveling. J.P also enjoyed wood working and construction projects. J.P. utilized his talents to mentor at Shiloh Ministries teaching trade services such as carpentry, electrical, and construction. To those he mentored they remained close friends and continued a lifelong commitment to one another. J.P.’s true passion was for his family, he enjoyed spending every moment with them. J.P worked in the Civil Engineering Department as a Surveyor for over thirty-three years at Exxon. He also was a member of the Assembly of God Church. A Korean War veteran, J.P. served in the U.S. Army from 1949-1956. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as beloved wife Mavis Moss Starling. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son Bob Rao and wife Pat of Lexington, Texas, Grandchildren Stefanie Mann and husband Jimmy, Christie Campbell, Pennie Johnson and husband Todd, his great grandchildren Christopher Mann, Shelbie Campbell, Jaclyn Johnson, and Olivia Johnson. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the love and care offered by Rocky and Debbie Fondren and staff of Shiloh Ministries. A funeral service for J.P will be held 11AM Thursday October 25, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with burial to take place in Norris Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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