James Albert “Bert” Fanette passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, May 4, 2008, in Nederland, Texas.
Bert was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on Aug. 21,1942, to Irwin and Marie “Mickie” Fanette. He graduated from Bishop Byrne in Port Arthur and attended Lamar
University and Port Arthur Business College before moving to Houston.
Bert played music all around Houston and eventually all around the country, even playing with Sonny and Cher! After marrying his wife and starting a family, Bert
also began drafting piping design in the oil and gas industry. He continued playing music and drafting for the rest of his life.
His love of music and a good joke characterized Bert, and he will be greatly missed.
Bert is survived by his wife of almost 43 years, Jeannett; daughter and son-in-law Nicole and Scott Stonehouse; grandchildren Cade, Jack, and Claire; mother,
Mickie Fanette, and brothers Marty and Kenneth.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, May 9 St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church in Houston.