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James Nathan Holbert Sr., 78, of Silsbee, died Sunday, February 1, 2015. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 5 at First United Methodist Church in Silsbee with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. A native of Houston, he worked as a chemist in Houston, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He started his own company, Custom Solutions (Cusol) in 1977. He moved to Silsbee in 2000 and retired from Cusol in 2005. He had multiple patents. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Barbara J. Holbert; daughter, JeannieA. Holbert and partner Judy of Conroe; sons, James N. Holbert Jr. and wife Julie of Houston, Mark S. Holbert and wife Dionne of Sugar Land, and Scott A. Holbert and wife Susan of Silsbee; and 12 grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.
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