Justin Ray St. John, 37, of Atascocita, Texas, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in Atascocita. He was born on November 8, 1983, to Stacey Parnell and the late Raymond St. John, in Galveston, Texas. Justin graduated from Ross S. Sterling High School in Baytown, Texas, in 2002. He worked as a locomotive engineer for BNSF Railroad.
Justin enjoyed fishing, floating the Frio with his family, camping at Blanco State Park with his girls, eating crawfish, going to Astros games, attending concerts, and listening to music. He was an amazing father who enjoyed spending every waking moment with his children. Justin was a loving husband, a devoted family man, and a loyal friend who would do anything for those he loved. Justin was funny but only occasionally appropriate. He loved to make people laugh even if it meant trading jabs. Justin was rough around the edges, but he was extremely genuine and caring, with a heart of gold. He was a generous person who would give you the shirt off of his back. Justin had no filter, was brutally honest, and was well known for his sense of humor. He was a very hard worker and took pride in his job as a locomotive engineer. He was also very proud to be a Master Mason and a member of Sampson Masonic Lodge #231.
Justin was preceded in death by his father Raymond O’Day St. John Jr, his grandfather Raymon O’Day St. John Sr., his grandmother Laverne Bass St. John, and his grandfather Charles Jerry Parnell. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 8 years, Amanda St. John of Atascocita, Texas; his children Cora and Charlotte St. John; his mother Stacey and her husband Robert Johnson of League City, Texas; his brothers Ryan Kyle St. John and wife Haley of Apollo Beach, Florida, Clint Johnson of League City, Texas, Trenton St. John, Kolby St. John, and Preston Parnell; his grandparents Caroline Parnell of Baytown, Texas, Mancy and Jay Johnson of Teague, Texas, his nephew Garrett St. John of Apollo Beach, Florida, his father-in-law Don Martin and partner Debbie Seeberger of Crosby, Texas, his mother-in-law Kay Hoffman and husband Jim Hoffman of Canyon Lake, Texas, his sisters-in-law Natalie Felps and husband Colby Felps of Spring Branch, Texas, Ranee Martin of Richland,Mississippi, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Kyle St. John, Clint Johnson, Preston Parnell, Chuck Parnell, Marty Salicos, Sergio Isas, Bucky Brown and Doyle Hingle.
Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 5pm until 8pm in the chapel of Sterling ~ White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd, Highlands, Texas 77562. A funeral for Mr. St. John will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 beginning at 10am with a burial immediately following in Sterling ~ White Cemetery.
Per the family’s request they respectfully ask that guests please not offer hugs and to maintain distance during visitation and during the funeral service.
They also request that anyone who would like to congregate or visit in a group during the visitation hours to please do so outside of the building to maintain a safe environment inside the chapel.
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