Jim Best, age 69, passed away suddenly on October 27, 2010. Jim is preceded in death by brother Billy Wayne Sutton, father Bill Best and mother Leila Perrigo. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Vou Best, daughter Terry (Corky) Dreibelbis, son Bubba (Lynn) Best, daughter Tracy Mangold, daughter Linda (Lou) Sangurima, brother Don(Kathy) Best, sister Sandra Best, brother Tom Best, nine grandchildren, Royce Dreibelbis, Cody Best, Brandon Best, Sid Sandefur, Ned Sandefur, Logan Mangold, Trent Mangold, James Farris, Robi Ann Farris, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born Aug. 10, 1941, in San Juan, Texas and a lifelong resident of the Rio Grande Valley area, he and his wife moved to Seguin, Texas six years ago. In 1958, fresh out of high school, Jim partnered in a land conservation business with his brother, Don Best. The brothers worked ranches all across South Texas. His devotion to the youth of the Rio Grande Valley was evident in his active involvement with the local 4-H Club and as a volunteer Director of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show. His dedication to the community continued in Seguin where he served as a member of the Seguin Activity Center board of directors. Jim was forever willing to help anyone with whom he came into contact.
Jim was an avid hot rod hobbyist who participated enthusiastically in the New Braunfels Area Car Club. His love of life and passion for experiencing it to the fullest were most undeniable when he raced cars and flew airplanes.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Jim make a donation to the New Braunfels Area Car Club Scholarship Fund at 4570 Barbarosa Rd. Seguin, Tx 78155 or the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Scholarship Fund at 1000 N. Texas Avenue, Mercedes, TX 78570. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 1 at the First Baptist Church in Seguin, 1314 East Cedar Street.
Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, Seguin, TX.