James E. Schrimsher was born March 10, 1943, in Beaumont, Texas to Jack and Ruby Schrimsher. He was the eldest child and first grandchild. Therefore, he was the one blamed for wrongdoings even though he may have been outside the county! His sense of humor sustained him throughout all the bumps of life. He loved to make people laugh. He would approach strangers and ask them questions. His goal was to leave people with a smile on their face. In July of 1960, he married his High School Sweetheart, Paula E. Hall. They enjoyed fifty years of wedded bliss. Paula preceded him in death on September 29, 2010. Bereavement and grief was painful. James attended a Bereavement class where he became Buddies with several classmates. He married Paula Jo, a bereavement buddy, on February 18, 2012. James worked in the oil refining business. In 1981, he moved to Kerrville where he owned and operated Kerr County Welding. He also designed and constructed Metal Art. He was well-known within the community until a paralyzing stroke forced him to sell the shop as well as his golf cart business. The new business owner says people still inquire about "The Welder" and his whereabouts. James was a Fierce Warrior, suffering from several different medical diagnoses, including Parkinson's Disease. Within the last few months, the progression of Parkinson's became quite accelerated, resulting in numerous falls which sent him to the Emergency Room, resulting in hospitalizations and rehabilitation. Saturday, September 18, 2021, James stopped breathing during his sleep and the defibrillator was unable to restart his heart. The medical staff called Paula Jo to alert her to his condition. The doctor held the cellphone to James' ear, allowing his spouse's utterance to be the last words he heard. James is survived by his spouse, Paula Jo; daughter, Shelly Ahrens; and grandson, John Ahrens, all of Kerrville. His eldest daughter, Patti Edens, preceded him in death. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Grimes Funeral Chapels. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Riverside Church of Christ or the charity of your choice. Sign Guestbook>> 6 Condolence(s) Glenn Tomblin Cypress, TX Saturday, September 25, 2021 Jimmy's obedience to our God, and his being a member of the Lord's Churchsays it all to me. I've known him since our days in school together . We also playedc a lot of football together. I loved the guy and am confident that when I cross over that river, he'll be there, motioning for me to come on over to join him. My deepest sympathy to his wife and family. Sending my prayers and love. Jimmy was a big hearted, spiritual minded, great friend. He will be missed on this earth, but has an eternity of bliss now beginning. Cecil Arnold Kerrville, TX Saturday, September 25, 2021 Shelly, so sorry to hear of jimmy passing our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we Couldn't make the service. We have a lot of Good memories and fun times together. He will be missed. Blessings love youߌ¹ Cecil & Vicki. Mark Stone, Linda Stone Kerrville, Saturday, September 25, 2021 A really good man. Quiet, someone I always admired. I guess I first met him soon after he arrived with his Family in Kerrville. Jimmy fabricated one of my first lumber racks for the pickup. I always enjoyed our occasional crossing paths at Lumbermart, M.G. Blessings to the Family. I know he will be missed. Amy Hernandez Kerrville, TX Wednesday, September 22, 2021 I just want to say I will miss this man dearly. He always put a smile to my face when he came in to see me at the clinic. I will always keep in my heart the saying he has told me: ASAP meaning Always Say A Prayer. God bless the family in time of need. Connie Jones , Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Always liked those brown suspenders! Jim always greeted me with a smile He will be missed by all who knew him Brooks, Faye, Kim, & Trips Jasper, TX Monday, September 20, 2021 Sending our sincere condolences in the loss of Jimmy. May your precious memories bring your family great comfort. We shall truly miss out dear friend.
Grimes Funeral Chapels-Kerrville
728 Jefferson St.
Kerrville, TX 78028
Saturday, September 25, 2021