J.P. Starling, age 89 of Baytown, Texas and recent years in Liberty, Texas, passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 at St. James House in Baytown. J.P. was born February 13, 1929 in Baytown, the son of the late John Edgar Starling and Allie May Debruhl Starling. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as beloved wife Mavis Moss Starling. A Korean War veteran, J.P. served in the U.S. Army from 1949-1956. J.P. was employed for thirty-three years by Exxon Mobil in the Civil Engineering Department as a Surveyor.
J.P. cherished his family and he enjoyed spending time with them. He often took the opportunity to serve his favorite meal of grilled hamburgers to them. J.P. was an avid duck hunter. He also enjoyed arts and crafts, traveling and wood working. His true passion was teaching trade services that included carpentry, electrical and construction to members of Shiloh Ministries, where he utilized his knowledge and skills that were honed throughout his life. He remained close friends with the graduates and continued a lifelong commitment to their growth, both spiritually and physically. He was a devoted member of the Assembly of God Church where he contributed his time and carpentry skills for the good of God.
He is survived by his son Bob Rao and wife Pat of Lexington, Texas; Grandchildren Stefanie Mann and husband James, Christie Campbell, Pennie Johnson and husband Todd; his great grandchildren Christopher Mann, Shelbie Campbell, Jaclyn Johnson and Olivia Johnson. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to extend a special thank you for all the love, care and prayers offered by Rocky and Debbie Fondren along with the staff of Shiloh Ministries. A funeral service for J.P. will be held 11AM, Thursday October 25, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with burial to take place at Norris Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shiloh Ministries P.O. Box 10226 Liberty, TX. 77575 can be made in his name. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.