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James Street
  • The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends may want to consider the Rise School of Austin, 5206 Balcones Dr., Austin, Texas 78731, The Street 16 Foundation, 1221 South Mopac Expressway, Suite 180, Austin, Texas 78746 or a charity of their choice

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I grew up with James in Longview, playing ball with him thru high school. My dad was his Little League coach and nobody wanted to bat against James. I followed him to Austin and UT, watched him pitch at Clark Field and play football. I saw him frequently at UT baseball games sitting behind home plate, watching his sons play. He was cordial when we met, always asking about my dad. He had a big smile, firm handshake and was

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Posted by: Johnny Gross - Austin, TX   Oct 02, 2013

Sweet Janie,
Huston, Jordan, Juston, Hanson! Ryan,
Our family will forever have James in our hearts as a silly, happy, inspirational man. He was more than famous to us, he was our buddy. Always teaching our son Ben, on the baseball field a life lesson. Many years of sitting, traveling around the country together sitting on bleachers. James and Janie always found a way to watch all four boys play baseball, never missing anyone's games. Here's a Starbucks to you James!!
We love you all
Linda and teddy

Posted by: Linda and Teddy Druss - Austin, TX - Friend   Oct 02, 2013

It is so simple to talk about James. Baseball has been my life and of that I have spent 44 years in professional baseball. Of all my teammates, James sticks out as one who worked to make us all better and competed to win more than anyone I have been around. He never put himself above the rest of us and I know he has lived his post athletic life just like that. People like him do not come around often enough.

Posted by: Larry Hardy - Trophy Club, TX - Baseball teammate, UT   Oct 02, 2013

To the Street Family,Iam so sorry to hear about James.My thoughts and prayers are with you.I knew him when he was in high school.My then husband was his barber,and kept his hair looking perfect.He was such a polite and humble young man.I feel very blessed to have known him.Rest In Peace James.

Posted by: Diane Humphrey - Longview, TX   Oct 02, 2013

I love all of the Street family and I am so sad about James.Over the years of knowing you guys I have seen such demonstrations of love and integrity by all of you. Humility is a beautiful character trait which I believe James and Janie ,have role modeled in their family and community.
James was a true Texas Hero in my eyes and I will never forget him and his many beautiful thoughts and funny fun loving ways.
I hope you

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Posted by: Hannah Munden - Austin, TX - Family friend   Oct 02, 2013

Thanks for forty plus years of excitement reliving the '69 Championship game against Arkansas. I was in the Astrodome watching Jets-Oilers, Namath broke the Jets huddle and a roar went out from the crowd. Jo Willie was clearly confused as to why, the scoreboard had just posted the 15-14 score and, it seemed, that more fans were watching the scoreboard than were watching the game.
You will be sorely missed but, thanks for the many memories of your on the field exploits.

Posted by: Jerry Beasley '61 - Granbury, TX   Oct 02, 2013

James. You were a blessing in my life, to all who knew you, and to many who never had the pleasure to meet you. We're going to miss you very much.
Janie. You, your sons and their families are in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my condolences. Godspeed to each of you. John Lea

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