James E. Colson

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

James E. Colson

Feb. 26, 1938 - April 16, 2017

KIMBALL, Neb. ó James E. Colson, 79, of Kimball, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Graveside services will be 9 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Kimball Cemetery. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. at the Crossroads Community Church in Pine Bluffs with Pastor Dan DeBruyn officiating following the burial. There will be no visitation.

Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Jimís Tribute Wall and leave condolences for the family. Memorials may be given to the Crossroads Community Church Youth Group. The services for Jim have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

James Edward Colson was born in Hayes Center, Neb., on Feb. 26, 1938, the son of Alva and Nettie (Hayward) Colson. He was raised and attended school in Hayes Center and graduated in 1956. Jim was married to Vira Scott on May 24, 1957. They traveled with Haliburton and while working for them, he worked on the first well that was fracked. In 1963, the family moved to Kimball. He also worked for Pepsi driving a truck and accessory sales making air cleaners for tractors. He also worked for GRI and Valley Irrigation. He owned and operated Jim Colson Welding for many years. Before his retirement, he was a partner in Century Oil. Jim loved antique cars and attending car shows. He loved photography and had taken many pictures throughout his life. He also loved working and providing for his family. He enjoyed vacations, going to car shows and eating out.

Survivors include his son, Jody (Terry) Colson of Chuuk, FSM; daughter, Jackie (Stephen) Levin of Arvada, Colo.; sisters, Dorothy (Larry) Medley of Kearney, Neb., and Dian Strum of Fairbury, Neb.; grandchildren, Bethany (Brandon) Tileston, Allyson (Jonathan) Klein, Andrea Colson, Alisha Colson and Matthew Colson.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife; and sister, Audrey Fuqua.