Jim proudly served our country as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed shooting and researching his family tree. Jim will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, James L. Penkert.
Jim is survived by his loving wife Kathryn Penkert; daughter, Kimberly G. Easley; son, Eric Penkert; son, James F. Penkert, Jr.; daughter, Sherri Rameriz; daughter, Terri Johnston; and son, Justin Penkert. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Kirk Easley, Christopher Penkert, Crystal Penkert, Alyssa Lair, Karen Penkert, Ashleigh Carlson, Corey Penkert, Bradley Penkert, Nathan Penkert, Abigail Penkert, Hayleigh Penkert, Chelsea Ramirez and Sydney Ramirez.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later time at Miles cemetery, Miles, Texas.