James Sidney Board
April 21, 1979  -  October 4, 2018

James Sidney Board

Trevino Funeral Home Southmost
1955 Southmost Rd
Brownsville, TX  78521
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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BROWNSVILLE, TX. – James Sidney Board, born on April 21, 1979, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the age of 39.

James was a dedicated zookeeper of 11 years at the Gladys Porter Zoo, caring for animals of all walks of life. He loved to play the guitar and was very artistic, creative, and poetic. He will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known him.

His mother, Maria Oralia Huerta-Board; brothers, Joseph Board, Jr. and Richard Dale Board; sister, Natalie Board; uncle, Lynne Board; and brother-in-law, Raul Cuellar, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving children Rayne Alexis Board, April Elizabeth Board, James Joseph Board, Storm Alexander Board, Oden Nathaniel Board, and Taven Jerome Board; father, Joseph Board; and siblings Nora Cuellar, Mary Josephine Board, Glenda Board, Ruth Board, Roberta Board, Robert Board, and Christopher Board. Also surviving him are numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and a host of friends.

Visiting hours are on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, beginning at 12:00 P.M. with all services concluding at 9:00 P.M. Wednesday night. In accordance with the wishes of Mr. Board, cremation will follow.


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  1. Mary Belfield Aboubker
    Vista, CA

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My prayers for you Uncle Joe and your whole family.

  2. cristina esquivel
    Brownsville, TX

    My most sincere condolences to all his family

  3. Colette Adams
    Brownsville, TX

    James was a kind, sensitive man. He had a unique 6th sense about the animals he cared for every day. His dedication to them was expressed via the trust that they had in him. We will miss him tremendously.

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