Jess Maybin, Jr., loving husband and father, of Baytown passed away at the age of 66, on January 21, 2013, as a result of a long and courageous battle with leukemia. His friends and family were by his side when he drifted off to be with the Lord.
He went to Robert E. Lee High School and worked at Exxon Mobile Refinery for 32 years. After he retired, he spent his time doing what he loved most; fishing and spending time with his family. Jess touched the lives of many people with his smile, his generosity, and his willingness to always help someone in need.
Jess is preceded in death by his parents, Betty Mae and Jess Maybin, Sr. He is survived and will forever be remembered by his wife of 45 wonderful years, Janet Maybin; his daughters Jennifer Maybin-Pinder and Julie Maybin; his sister Jessie Stovall, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and a host of faithful friends.
As hard as the last few weeks were on us all, it is but a tiny moment in his grand life and will not be the moment we remember him by. He will forever be remembered as a wonderful husband, a loving and supportive father, a good friend, and a man with a heart of gold. The best man we will ever know.
Visitation wi11 be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Navarre Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Office, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605, Phone: (914) 949-5213, Fax: (914) 949-6691, or online at http://www.lls.org /#/waystohelp/donate/donateonline/.
"He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good."
Stop All The Clocks - W.H. Auden (an excerpt)
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.