James Walker Kuhns

Published 11:21 am Tuesday, January 2, 2024

James Walker Kuhns “Jim” was born December 14, 1945 in Charleston, W VA. to Robert Lake Kuhns Sr. and Janet Ann Walker Kuhns. He was an Episcopalian.

Jim attended Stark High School and was a member of the Tiger Marching Band in his hometown of Orange, Texas. Later he graduated from Shriner Jr College in Kerrville, Texas where he was a member of the football team. He studied at the University of Texas and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lamar University.

Earlier in life, Jim worked as a lifeguard, held a position as a ship fitter’s helper in the shipyards and worked with cattle in West Texas.

Jim served his country in two branches of the military – first, as a Rifleman in the Marine Corp in Vietnam and later in the Marine Reserves where he was a Corporal.

After this, he enlisted in the Navy where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer specializing in electronics. After retiring from the Navy, he earned his Electrical Engineering degree and worked at the FAA until his second retirement.

Jim enjoyed flying gas powered model airplanes and was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed history, and studying historical battles, the American West, and Louis Lamour novels.

Jim’s brothers and his extended family always appreciated his regular phone calls and his unfailing remembrances at Christmas and birthdays.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents Rome H. Walker, MD & Bessie Jordan Walker and Leroy Allan Kuhns & Millicent Lake Kuhns; and his older brother Robert Lake Kuhns, Jr.

He is survived by his brothers: William Allan Kuhns (wife Sue Anne) & John Phillip Kuhns (wife, Amy); sister-in-law Julie Ryan Kuhns; nephews: Robert and Joseph Kuhns; and nieces Jacqueline Kuhns, Katherine Kuhns & Jillian Hurdt.

Jim will be buried in the Dailey Community Cemetery, Grapeland, Texas at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.

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