James Desmond Files, Sr.

Male 1925 - 2009  (83 years)


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  • Name James Desmond Files 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 9 Mar 1925  Gorman, Eastland County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 2009  Moss Bluff, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Jan 2009  Creel Cemetery - Reeves, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I317  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2020 

    Father Wiley Woodson Files, Sr.,   b. 7 Mar 1896, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1979, McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Alta Alva Crow,   b. 11 Mar 1904, Duster, Comanche County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1988, Baytown, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Divorced 1953 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Florence Marie Petter,   b. 10 Mar 1922, Sealy, Austin County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1995, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1944  McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. K.A. Files
    +2. J.D. Files
     3. Eugene Michael Files,   b. 11 Aug 1948, Velasco, Brazoria County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1948, Velasco, Brazoria County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Stephen Edward Files,   b. 6 Jun 1950, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 2010, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Thomas Charles Files,   b. 25 Aug 1952, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1978, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joyce Onita Warner,   b. 13 Mar 1928, Holum, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 2000, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1957 
    Divorced 30 Jun 1981  Livingston, Polk County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. J.D. Files, Jr.
     2. M.L. Files
    +3. J.D. Files
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Anna Bell Cole,   b. 13 Jul 1929, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1988, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1981  Lavaca County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Lois Agnes Mary Arville,   b. 16 Nov 1934, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 2004, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1989  Orange, Orange County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    James 'Jim' Desmond Files, Sr.
    James "Jim" Desmond Files, Sr.
    Obituary picture

    Documents
    Birth Certificate for James Desmond Files
    Birth Certificate for James Desmond Files
    Name: James Desmond Files
    Birth Date: 9 Mar 1925
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Gorman, Comanche, Texas, USA
    Father: Wiley W. Files
    Father Birth Place: Arkansas
    Mother: Alva A. Crow
    Mother Birth Place: Texas
    Mother Residence: Gorman
    U.S. World War II Draft Card - James Desmond Files, Sr.
    U.S. World War II Draft Card - James Desmond Files, Sr.
    Name: James Desmond Files
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: 9 Mar 1925
    Birth Place: Gorman, Texas, USA
    Residence Place: McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
    Registration Date: 10 Mar 1943
    Registration Place: McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
    Employer: H. Baxter
    Weight: 135 lbs.
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 6'
    Next of Kin: W. W. Files
    Marriage Record of James Desmond Files, Sr. and Florence Marie Petter
    Marriage Record of James Desmond Files, Sr. and Florence Marie Petter
    Groom Name: James Desmond Files
    Bride Name: Florence Marie Petter
    Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1944
    Marriage Place: Hidalgo, Texas, USA
    Recording Date: 1 Jul 1944
    Obituary of James Desmond Files, Sr.
    Obituary of James Desmond Files, Sr.
    Published in The Lafayette Daily Advertiser on January 23, 2009

    Headstones
    Crypt of James Desmond Files, Sr. and Anna Cole Files
    Crypt of James Desmond Files, Sr. and Anna Cole Files
    Creel Cemetery - Reeves, Louisiana, USA
    Plot: V-8

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      LAKE CHARLES - James "Jim" Desmond Files, Sr., 83, of Moss Bluff died Thursday, January 22, 2009, in a local hospital.

      Mr. Files was born Gorman, Texas, raised and educated in Mission, Texas and had lived 22 years in the Lake Charles area. He retired a Drilling Consultant after 50 years in the Oil Filed. He worked primarily for Williams Drilling Company and Stone Petroleum and for some time owned and operated Files Petroleum Consultants.

      Mr. Files enjoyed watching and talking about football and NASCAR. He also enjoyed having exotic birds as house pets.

      He will be most remembered as a loving father and wonderful grandfather. He leaves to honor his memory, three sons, James Desmond Files, Jr. and wife, Denise, Johnny D. Files and wife, Angie, all of Youngsville, and Michael Lee Files of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Adele Raye Files, Jacy Lee Files, Baily Lyn Coscarart, of Bosco, and Dillon Michael Files, all of Youngsville; one great-grandchildren on the way, Marlie Coscarart; and two brothers, Patrick H. Files of Georgetown, Texas, and Wiley Files, of Winchester Bay, Ore.

      He also leaves, six step-children, Roger and Shera Materne, J.D. Materne, Harold Materne and wife, Mary, Darrell Materne and wife, Leslie, Sandra Gibson, and Gail Ducote; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, Wally and Alva Crowe Files; his first wife and mother of his children, Joyce Warner Files and his loving wife, Lois Materne Files.

      Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Mickey Byrd and Mr. Alfred Antoine will officiate. Burial will be in Creel Cemetery in Bel, LA. Visitation Friday will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home.

      Pallbearers for services will be Mike Larriviere, Jhon Coscarart, Ron Brazzel, Otis Collins, David Johnson and Grizz Manry.

      Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.

      (Published in The Lafayette Daily Advertiser on January 23, 2009)