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Jimmy Don Stuth, 82, of Greenville passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, surrounded by his loving family following a 12-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.. Saturday, April 15, at United Presbyterian Church of Greenville with Rev. Ron Holmes officiating. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Friday, April 14, at the family home from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mr. Stuth was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Greenville, Texas, to Hattie Hall Stuth and Charles James Stuth. He married Kay Ann Matthews Stuth on Jan. 28, 1956, in Longview, Texas. Jim was proud to have been born and raised in Greenville. He graduated from Greenville High School and attended East Texas State Teacher's College in Commerce where he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics. He had a passion for music, and while in college he enjoyed playing the saxophone for the East Texans Dance Band, the college marching band and the college concert band. After graduating from college he felt honored to serve the needs of E-Systems for 42 years. During his tenure with E-Systems he was pleased to influence and mentor many young designers and engineers new to the aerospace field. He was an active member of Grace and United Presbyterian churches. He was an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass and a member of the Lone Star Chapter of the American Cut Glass Association. Jim and Kay traveled widely in their pursuit of cut glass. He loved hunting and golfing together with his sons.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Kay; his sons, Sam and wife Suzi and Tom and wife Kelly; his brothers, Charles and Reeves; sister Barbara; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Craig; his daughter, Andrea; and brother Jerry.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Wilson, Mickey Pierson, Charles Adams, Ed McMeans, Jim McMeans, Tom McAlister, Lewis Clark and Bob Mudie.
Published on  April 12, 2017
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