Services

Visitation One

Wed. Jun. 24, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Memorial Baptist Church Baytown

600 W. Sterling
Baytown , TX 77520.

Funeral Service

Wed. Jun. 24, 2020
11:00 am

Memorial Baptist Church Baytown

600 W. Sterling
Baytown , TX 77520.

Burial

Thu. Jun. 25, 2020
12:00 pm

Cedarcrest Cemetery

3010 Ferry Road
Baytown , TX 77520.
Wed. Jun. 24, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memorial Baptist Church Baytown
600 W. Sterling
Baytown , TX 77520.
Wed. Jun. 24, 2020
11:00 am
Memorial Baptist Church Baytown
600 W. Sterling
Baytown , TX 77520.
Thu. Jun. 25, 2020
12:00 pm
Cedarcrest Cemetery
3010 Ferry Road
Baytown , TX 77520.
In Memory of
James Douglas Strangmeier
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James Douglas Strangmeier was born on March 25, 1972, in Mesa, Arizona. He died in his home on June 18, 2020. He was 48.

James graduated from Texas State Technical College with Associates Degrees in Instrumentation Technology and Electromechanical Technology. He worked for various oil companies as an Instrument Technician. He was also skilled in Auto-Cad and enjoyed tinkering with electronics and computers. Whether it was laying down a floor or working with wood, James worked well with his hands. He tackled projects that were difficult for most and created beautiful designs.

James loved fishing—especially with his nephews. He enjoyed all kinds of cooking, including grilling and baking. He loved a good rack of ribs and a well-marbled rib-eye. Some favorites are his mom’s lasagna, his niece’s homemade cinnamon rolls, cherry pie, and Dr. Pepper. James enjoyed both the study of astronomy and science fiction. He was passionate about politics and enjoyed contemporary worship music.

James’ eyes danced with light. You knew you were loved when he looked at you and smiled. 

James was especially fond of his Sunday School class and his church family, as they supported him with prayers and encouragement during his most difficult days. Most of all, he loved his family—his parents, his sisters, and his nieces and nephews. He couldn’t get enough time with them. He made it a priority to teach his nephews car repair and home maintenance skills.

James was a strong believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, whom he loved with all his heart. You could tell by his well-worn, well-marked Bible. 

His favorite verse was “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12, NKJV)

After James was born in Arizona, his parents brought him to Texas to meet his great grandmother, Jama. She told them that James was her “prayer baby.” James will be laid to rest next to her.

James is survived by his parents, James Melvyn Strangmeier, M.D., and Nelda G. Strangmeier of Baytown, Texas; sisters, Dianne Thornton and her husband Tim, of Pearland, Texas; Suzanna Strangmeier of Aurora, Illinois; and Claudia Strangmeier of Baytown, Texas; nephews Max Thornton, John Boyes, and Benjamin Boyes; nieces Rachel Thornton and Abby Thornton; aunt Anne Strangmeier, of Park Hills, Missouri; cousins David Strangmeier of Highlands, Texas; Deborah McDonald and her husband Cory ,of Humble, Texas; Rosanna Reuter and her husband David, of Beach City, Texas; Kim Cole and her husband Jerre, of Highland, Kansas; as well as many other cherished cousins and extended family.

Services for James will be held on Wednesday, June 24, at 11:00 am. At the Memorial Baptist Church Chapel, located at 600 W. Sterling, in Baytown, Texas. The family will receive visitors at 10:00 am, prior to the funeral.

Burial will follow at Cedar Crest Cemetery, 3010 Ferry Rd.
 

Tributes

Message from
Barbara Roquemore
Mon, 06/22/2020

Rocky & I are so sorry for your loss. We have so many fond memories of James. Rocky remembers very well having James in his SS class or maybe it was Awanas.
Praise God James is at peace now with his loving heavenly Father. We continue to pray for all of you. Love to all the family