OBITUARY

James "Jim" E. Wolfington

October 4, 1935December 5, 2018
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James (Jim) Edward Wolfington was born in Hereford, TX on October 4, 1935 to James Anderson Wolfington and Beatrice Nadine Ward Wolfington. He died on December 5, 2018 at his home in New Braunfels, TX at the age of 83. He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Garland Ray Wolfington. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Sandy) Scheideman Wolfington, and his three children, Susan Mechelle Wolfington Hullum and husband, David, Matthew Scott Wolfington and Wife, Robin, and James Mark Wolfington. Jim is also survived by six grandchildren, Jordan, Morgan, Haleigh, Caleb, Caitlin, Macy and one great granddaughter, Grayson. In 1940, Jim’s parents moved the family to a farm outside of Plainview, TX. Jim graduated from Plainview High School in 1954. While in high school he played football and participated in the Golden Gloves Boxing Program. He attended Texas Tech University for three years and graduated in 1958 from Leppard’s Business School as a Certified Court Reporter. Jim’s first job as a court reporter was in Liberal, Kansas. In 1960, he moved to San Antonio, TX to work with William J. Moore and together they formed the city’s first freelance court reporting firm. Jim later became a partner in the firm. In 1970, he opened his own firm as Jim Wolfington and Associates. After selling the firm in 1990, he accepted a position as court reporter in Bexar County Court of Law #3. Jim retired in 1997. In 1970, Jim moved to McQueeney, TX. His home was on the banks of the Guadalupe River where he spent many hours sitting on the dock watching all of the river activities. Jim and Sandy married in 1993 and spent many years enjoying “the Lake McQueeney life”. Some of Jim’s favorite memories were times when his children and grandchildren joined him in boating and other water activities. He also loved golf, hunting, fishing, traveling, and reading books about the Old West and the Texas Rangers. He was a great story and joke teller; Jim never met a joke that he did not love to tell his grandchildren over and over. He and Sandy moved to New Braunfels, TX in 2009. Funeral arrangements will be made with Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels, TX. Jim was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX. A family memorial service will be conducted there by Pastor Dave McKnight. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to EdenHill Communities, 631 Lakeview Blvd., New Braunfels, TX 78130 or to the charity of their choice. A special “thank you” goes to Milton Fisher, R.N., with The Medical Team Hospice, for his outstanding care and support of Jim for the past 21 months.

  • FAMILY

  • He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Garland Ray Wolfington. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Sandy) Scheideman Wolfington, and his three children, Susan Mechelle Wolfington Hullum and husband, David, Matthew Scott Wolfington and Wife, Robin, and James Mark Wolfington. Jim is also survived by six grandchildren, Jordan, Morgan, Haleigh, Caleb, Caitlin, Macy and one great granddaughter, Grayson.

Services

  • A family service will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio and officiated by Pastor Dave McNight
REMEMBERING

James "Jim" E. Wolfington

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Gary & Barbara Spence

December 11, 2018

We first met Jim and Sandy when we moved full time to Lake Mc Queeney in the late 1990's. As time evolved he became a part of our retired daily taco group for morning coffee and tacos - to solve the problems of the world mind you.

Jim was always quick with a story or joke for the guys or contribute to solving the problems of the day. Since they lived down the street we met often and later he became a permanent part of our monthly poker group hosted at each others house.

Jim loved a good joke and had numerous humorous stories of past court dealings or fun times at the Texas coast where he had a boat. Anyone who's had a boat has numerous boat mishap stories and he was no exception. And to add to those adventures, he had a boat on Lake McQueeney.

Jim also fondly shared stories of his children and Sandy and his love for them all. Jim met and knew thousands of folks in his career and he also cherished the Texas Rangers and a relative who was a Ranger. He had a wonderful collection of Ranger memorabilia and stories to go with each item.

Jim also cherished his life growing up on a west Texas farm and the pranks he and his brother played on others and each other, and more stories of humorous misdeeds.

As Jim's health declined, he was forced to drop out of the poker group and later when he couldn't hardly drive, the taco group.

Jim will be sadly missed but we have so many memories of those fun times. So often we fell like he's still here.

Blessed the man whom you instruct, O LORD,
whom by your law you teach,
Giving him rest in his final days.

With our love,

Gary & Barbara Spence
Lake Mc Queeney

Milton fisher

December 11, 2018

It was a privilege and honor to be allowed take care of Mr Wolfington as much as he would allow me too. The best story he ever told was a hunting trip to Colorado in which a fellow hunter shot a large buck on the side of a mountain and he asked Jim to help him get it gently down the side as to not mess up the rack to which Jim said he gave it a good shove with his boot and down it went....... his stories will always bring a smile as we relive how he told them God bless 1cor13

Jim & Susan Fenoglio

December 8, 2018

We are so fortunate to have known Jim and to have had him as our neighbor since 2009. Jim had the warmest smile and the most robust, hearty laugh. He had a twinkle in his eye and he looked as though he could be up to some sort of mischief, but with Sandy’s loving rein, he always kept things in check. We will both miss Jim’s resounding, booming voice greeting us whenever we saw one another over the backyard fence, “Howdy neighbor,” he’d always say. Then pleasantries were shared. There was never a time when Jim didnt have a smile on his face, a geniune one that went deep inside. Jim exuded a feeling of strength and warmth and made you feel that he was very much at peace with himself, happy and content. Now there is a deafening silence, an emptyness that Jim has left by no longer being here. But heaven is now blessed with the richness of Jim’s big ‘ol Texas soul. How fortunate for the heavenly host, how unfortunate for us. Happy trails to you dear Jim, until we meet again. God bless and comfort you Sandy and all Jim’s family at this very sad time. In love and friendship, Jim & Susan Fenoglio

Debbie Blackerby

December 7, 2018

Once you met Jim, you felt like you had known him for years and years. He was always interesting to Others, and more importantly he was always interested IN others!
There are so very many memories of Jim & his SASWS friends! Back in the mid-1980's I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Mr. Jim Wolfington, our 'Bachelor of the Month' for our club's Newsletter -- his love of life, love of friends and family, and his dedication to his vocation touched my heart deeply.
Our SASWS group had many fun adventures with Jim and we all knew that his marriage to Sandy was a match made in heaven!
Fondly, we all remember the Fourth of July picnics and boat tours at his Lake McQueeney home and Jim was a truly magnificent host, as always!
The love between Jim and Sandy was a true blossom of selflessness, giving and caring, and adventures galore! Truly a man of dignity, wit, charm -- a friend to all -- a loving man who will be long remembered by all.
Blessings to you dear Sandy in this season of sadness and grief.
Please know that the love of your family and friends and the Grace of our Lord will carry you forward in the days ahead.
Lovingly, Debbie & David B.

Sandy Wolfington

December 7, 2018

After eight years(yes, 8) of courtship and twenty-five years of marriage, it is so hard for me to not have my dear Jim by my side. We enjoyed a very full life together as we watched Jim's three wonderful children and our six terrific grandchildren grow into people that we are proud of. Jim never met a stranger and was always so outgoing and fun to be around. He worked hard at his profession and was well respected in the field of court reporting. His life was full with family, friends, and so many activities like golfing, boating, hunting, fishing, travelling, and reading books about the Old West and the Texas Rangers. Jim loved, loved, loved to tell a good(?) joke; he so enjoyed making family and friends laugh and have a good time. I miss my Jim so much already, but I am so happy that he is free of pain and in our Lord's arms in heaven.

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Biography

James (Jim) Edward Wolfington was born in Hereford, TX on October 4, 1935 to James Anderson Wolfington and Beatrice Nadine Ward Wolfington. He died on December 5, 2018 at his home in New Braunfels, TX at the age of 83. He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Garland Ray Wolfington. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Sandy) Scheideman Wolfington, and his three children, Susan Mechelle Wolfington Hullum and husband, David, Matthew Scott Wolfington and Wife, Robin, and James Mark Wolfington. Jim is also survived by six grandchildren, Jordan, Morgan, Haleigh, Caleb, Caitlin, Macy and one great granddaughter, Grayson.
In 1940, Jim’s parents moved the family to a farm outside of Plainview, TX. Jim graduated from Plainview High School in 1954. While in high school he played football and participated in the Golden Gloves Boxing Program. He attended Texas Tech University for three years and graduated in 1958 from Leppard’s Business School as a Certified Court Reporter.
Jim’s first job as a court reporter was in Liberal, Kansas. In 1960, he moved to San Antonio, TX to work with William J. Moore and together they formed the city’s first freelance court reporting firm. Jim later became a partner in the firm. In 1970, he opened his own firm as Jim Wolfington and Associates. After selling the firm in 1990, he accepted a position as court reporter in Bexar County Court of Law #3. Jim retired in 1997.
In 1970, Jim moved to McQueeney, TX. His home was on the banks of the Guadalupe River where he spent many hours sitting on the dock watching all of the river activities. Jim and Sandy married in 1993 and spent many years enjoying “the Lake McQueeney life”. Some of Jim’s favorite memories were times when his children and grandchildren joined him in boating and other water activities. He also loved golf, hunting, fishing, traveling, and reading books about the Old West and the Texas Rangers. He was a great story and joke teller; Jim never met a joke that he did not love to tell his grandchildren over and over. He and Sandy moved to New Braunfels, TX in 2009.
Funeral arrangements will be made with Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels, TX. Jim was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX. A family memorial service will be conducted there by Pastor Dave McKnight.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to EdenHill Communities, 631 Lakeview Blvd., New Braunfels, TX 78130 or to the charity of their choice. A special “thank you” goes to Milton Fisher, R.N., with The Medical Team Hospice, for his outstanding care and support of Jim for the past 21 months.