James F. Shults, 79, of Hobbs, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 in San Angelo, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor David Downs, officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:008:00 PM, Friday the 10th at Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Shults was born on April 8, 1933 in Midland, Texas to Johnny and Lillie Rutherford Shults. He served his country in the United States Army in the 51st Airborn during the Korean War. Mr. Shults married Melba Rutledge on April 8, 1986 and they celebrated over 26 years of wonderful marriage. He enjoyed fishing, cooking and barbequeing. Mr. Shults loved his church and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents son, James Freeman daughter, Pamela Sue Shults and 9 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Melba of the home daughter, Vicke Alvarado son, Johnny Shults and his wife, Pam sister, Myrtle Cutbirth 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family through Griffin Funeral Home, 401 N. Dalmont, Hobbs, NM 88240 or Immanuel Baptist Church, 130 W. Roxana, Hobbs, NM 88240.