James Shultz

March 15, 1937December 31, 2018

James L. Shultz, 81, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 in Wichita Falls. He was born on March 15, 1937 in Osawatomie, KS to the late Jerome Shultz and Martha Ford Shultz. On January 19, 1962 he married Judi Baumstimler in Miami, OK. Mr. Shultz retired from the United States Air Force as a CMsgt after 30 years of service. He was involved in Scouting for 40 years and enjoyed woodworking and bread making and was referred to as “Uncle Jim” by those that loved and knew him. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judi Shultz of Wichita Falls; one son, Jason L. Shultz and wife Cassandra of Arlington, TX; son-in-law, Pat Galbraith of Derby, KS; brother, Bill Shultz and wife Evelyn of Potwin, KS; three sisters, Grace Bennet of Paola, KS, Helen McDaniel of Olathe, KS and Georgia Drew and husband Dick of Middletown, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Janice and Dale Evans, John and Norma Baumstimler, Jane and Dave Couture, Nita and Sam Harter, Jodi and Marty Alley and deceased Joyce and Richard Atchison; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Galbraith, one brother, Stanley Shultz and one sister, Dora Ruth Shultz. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home.


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Kathy Tucker

January 9, 2019

Jim was such an informed, interesting, down to earth person whom I worked with in Wood Badge-we share the same critter totem-the mighty Eagle....worked in the kitchen, and we were commissioners (I think he wrote the book!) and as District Commissioner he helped me so much! I always looked forward to his warm friendly smile, and he and Mr Hunter could keep us entertained forever with stories. He was a very special friend, and I will miss him.

Tim Hunter

January 6, 2019

Jim was a true gentleman and great Scouter. I worked with him for close to 40 years in commissioner service, Wood Badge, and the Order of the Arrow. He was a mentor and a good friend. I'm saddened by his loss but know he touched many lives of both youth and adults and we are all better for knowing him. May God bless and comfort his family at this time.

Samuel Graham

January 4, 2019

When people hear the name Jim Shultz, they think of a man of service. 30-year Chief Master Sergeant, 40-year member of the Boy Scouts of America, Woodbadge Instructor, Silver Beaver, Silver Bear. Jim was an exemplary American. Every endeavor her set out to accomplish...he accomplished. When airmen, scouts and friends needed help...he was there to provide it. Working with Jim in the Air Force was an experience. He was a master in the supply career field. When I needed critical expertise during the 1999 Sheppard AFB A-76 competition, Jim was there to provide it. When I needed advice as a senior non-commissioned officer, I could always come to Jim and he would provide me a few pointers and how he would handle things. He never directed, he always advised. He taught me some valuable things as a parent as well. He knew alot about a lot of things. Jim was a consumate chef --- he could turn a few simple ingredients into a gourmet feast for many hungry boys. I will never forget him getting us laughing hysterically as he described Spam, as he added it to our breakfast. He'd tell us that Spam was actually floor sweepings out of the Hormel factory. He'd say, "Eyes, ears, nose and throat....and spleen!" We'd all make some horrible noises. There's many things I'll remember about Jim Shultz. He still comes up in my conversations with my son, Allen. Jim offered a lot of good advice to young men. Jim Shultz was my friend...and I love the guy. My heart grieves for Jim's wonderful wife, Judy and his family. I will miss you Jim. I hope there's a good troop whereever you are. God Bless.

Mike Mitchell

January 4, 2019

Jim was one of the most likeable people I have ever met. He was a friend, leader and mentor to many, including me. Saddened to hear of his passing but know he has gone home!

Rika Blake

January 4, 2019

Jim was the one of the first people I met after I became a member of the OA. I loved working in the kitchen with him and he taught me the correct way to work the kitchen. He reminded me so much of my own dad. I loved his stories. Jim will be truly missed.

Nancy Springer

January 4, 2019

I worked with Jim at Camp Perkins as kitchen staff for Woodbadge. I enjoyed hearing his stories about his time spent as a Scoutmaster. We also talked wood working and I still have the step stool he made for me. His passing is a great loss to the Scouting community. May the Great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with us till we meet again.

Lee Ackley

January 4, 2019

Jim was my mentor and a great source of direction for me. He was the most genltle and easy going role model I have ever had. The world is a little darker and heaven a lot brighter with his passing. He will never be forgotten.