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James Martin "Jimmy" Joste
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1949
Death: Jul. 21, 2004

Murder Victim.

Jimmy was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Martin William and Barbara Kelly Joste. His grandfather, Barbara's Dad was Forrest Kelly of Wichita, Kansas, a successful wildcatter, and CEO of the Treat-o-lite, Petrolite Corporation, His grandfather's love of the oil business inspired Jimmy to follow in his footsteps. Jimmy grew up in the Memorial area. He graduated from Memorial High School and attended The University of Texas in Austin. Many remember Barbara's house on Potomac was the dinner party place to be, with Jimmy often cooking for 20 people several nights a week. He was the perfect host with everyone always feeling well fed and amused by his great jokes, even if he told the same joke many times. He was in the family's oil business, and was a pioneer of horizontal oil and gas drilling. He and his girlfriend, Rhonda Glover, had a son. A resident of Austin, Texas, he died there in Travis County, Texas, of gunshot wounds allegedly inflicted by his domestic partner and the mother of his son. He is survived by his brother, Kelly William Joste of Houston and his son John Chandler Joste, as well as many, many wonderful friends. He will be missed deeply. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Forrest Joste, his father, Martin William Joste and his mother, Barbara Kelly Joste. His amazing love and devotion to his son was evident to all his friends. A memorial service was held at Saint Martins Episcopal Church. His murder was later featured on the television series, "Snapped."

Specifically: Austin, Texas
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Originally Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Sep 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58557270
James Martin Jimmy Joste
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R.I.P James
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