James Neil Buelman Sr. (Papaw, Jimbo), born Sept. 24, 1928 in Somerset, Pa. Twice retired from the United State Air Force and the City of Fort Worth, a total of 41 years 11 months and 20 days.

He was preceded in death by his best friend and loving son, Jim Jr., in 2008. James passed away in his home Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The following words were prepared by James Buelman Sr. prior to his passing:

He was a member of the Western Hills Church of Christ, Texas. In the summer months while vacationing in Colorado, he attended the Gunnison Church of Christ. He was born and raised a member of the Somerset First Christian Church in Pennsylvania. He looked forward to being with his friends and church family.

Jim was an avid 12-month-ayear outdoorsman spending his summer months in Colorado and Pennsylvania. He often mentioned his time with son, Jim Jr. (deceased) and grandson, Hunter. “Here we are again, father, son and grandson hunting and/or fishing in the wonderful outdoors together.”

He cherished and showed much affection for his entire family. Often speaking with pride, joy and love and the wonderful memories that will forever be shared by all. The bright light in his later life being his seven great-grandchildren. He always expressed with respect and pleasure the numerous friendships he was able to maintain over his very active years of life — including his many morning coffee groups that kicked off each day with much energy and excitement.

For those who wish to honor Jim, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 2155 County Rd 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043, 254.897.2960. He thanks you.

Survivors are daughter Carole Wooldridge, grandson Hunter Buelman, wife Monica and mother Jill Buelman; Sam Wooldridge, wife Heather and great-grandsons Aidan and Austin; Lucas Wooldridge, wife Jessica and great-grandchildren Barrett, Landon and Tatum; granddaughter Jess Abrams, husband Daniel and greatgranddaughters Sydnee and Adi. And many, many dear very dear friends.

123 days till Christmas. …