James Clifford Wolfson

Born September 17, 1942
Obituary of James Clifford Wolfson
James C. Wolfson, age 79, passed away peacefully at home of prostate cancer while surrounded by his loving family on January 12th, 2022, in Dallas, TX. He was born on September 17th, 1942, in Topeka, KS to Clifford Melvin Wolfson and Jo Ann Seeley. Jim was raised in Salina, KS and Ponca City, OK where he graduated High School in 1960. After High School, Jim joined the Army in 1960 and served in the reserves for 20 years. He trained and qualified for the specialties of Ranger and Airborne and was assigned to the Special Forces unit. He had over 100 Airborne jumps. He developed his Airborne skills and eventually became a Jump Master which is the senior level of Airborne qualification. Prior to his retirement, he achieved the rank of Major. While in the Army Reserves, Jim graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduating from OSU, Jim began his career as a field engineer with Collins Radio in Richardson, Texas. In 1969, Compucon, Inc. recruited him as a microwave system interference analyst and programmer. He was eventually promoted to Executive Vice President. While at Compucon, Jim earned his Masters of Engineering (Systems) degree from Southern Methodist University. His Master's Thesis was written on microwave system design optimization. Jim left Compucon and founded X-DOT, LLC in 1982. He was the owner/president until his death. X DOT is a telecommunications engineering company that specializes in microwave system engineering and continues thriving today. The company will continue in his legacy. Jim was a member of the National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) since the 1980’s which is a voluntary international association of microwave radio/wireless and satellite frequency coordinator, licensees, manufacturers, and regulators. He served as vice president and was on the board of directors. Jim was a member of Vistage Group 4223 for seven years. Vistage is the world’s largest business leader coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. The Vistage group Jim was in had approximately 18 members who are from non-competing industries and have no agenda but to help each other succeed. Jim loved this group. There are no words to express how much this group of people meant to him. Jim’s sons were in Boy Scout Troop 895 in Richardson, TX. As a result, he volunteered a great deal of his time for many years to the troop of which he was Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster. Jim dedicated his time to growing, developing, and mentoring young Scouts through the years. He served as the Golden Acorn Junior Leader Training, Scoutmaster, Quartermaster, and advisor for many years. In 1987 Jim completed Wood Badge (#38) adult leader training. At the completion of the Wood Badge course, he was selected the Permanent Patrol Leader which is a high honor. Also, he was extremely proud that both of his sons achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Jim had a continual thirst for knowledge and was constantly investigating and learning new subjects. Some of his favorite things were skiing in Vail, CO, working out at the gym, and riding his Elliptigo. Jim ran towards every day as fast as he could. Those days usually started at 5:00 a.m. with a trip to the gym and going to bed early at 8:30 p.m. Jim and Vivian were married in 1992 and via their shared love for skiing, the outdoors, traveling, family, and working together at X-DOT they spent every minute together. Jim’s family would like all of his friends to know that each and every one of them were extremely important to him and he loved them all very much. The family will be forever grateful to them for giving him their gift of friendship. Jim impacted so many people in so many ways. He will be missed by all. Jim was preceded in death by his father Clifford Melvin Wolfson, mother Jo Ann Seeley, mother-in-law Vivian LaRue Bowmer and father-in-law George Dallas Bowmer, Jr. Jim is survived by his wife Vivian Wolfson of Dallas, son Scott Wolfson of Atlanta, son Brett Wolfson and his wife Tracy of Houston, granddaughter Gabrielle Wolfson and grandson Robert Wolfson of Houston, sister Donna Milstein and husband Art of Houston, sister-in-law Diane Payne and husband Joe of Winnsboro, TX, brother-in-law George Bowmer of Quitman, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews. To leave on-line condolences, please see for his memorial page. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of America - Circle Ten Council or to a charity of your choice.

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Monday, January 17, 2022


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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