James "Jim" John
James "Jim" John Lackett II passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Jim is lovingly remembered by his father James; mother Noreen; brothers John (Eryn), Chris and Casey; sisters Kelli and Jill (Stephen Sherman); nieces Zoe, Eleanor and Anna; nephew Zachary; many relatives and a group of loyal friends.
Jim was born in Laramie, Wyo., on May 21, 1968. He graduated from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge in 1986 and earned a B.A. in English and Classical Civilizations from LSU in 1990.
Jim resided most recently in Austin, and previously in Baton Rouge; Franklin, La.; and Camano Island, Wash. He was a carpenter and house remodeler.
A philosopher and creative writer, Jim loved analyzing life and inventing stories. A good debate and the challenge of a board game were a few of his favorite pastimes. He liked to travel, read, spend time in nature, and watch football games in good company. Always a gentleman, Jim will be remembered for his kindness and generosity to all.
Very unique and engaging, Jim left an indelible impression on all who came to know him.
A memorial service will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge, at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Jim’s name online at www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html or via mail to P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.