Wednesday, December 05, 2007

RIP Jim Carlstead

James Edward Carlstead, 67, of Buda passed away at MD Anderson in Houston Texas, December 4th, 2007.
He was born in Keytesville, Missouri on September 25, 1940 to Francis Pauline and George William Carlstead.

A 20 year veteran of the Air Force, Jim performed many duties for his country including running radar evaluation squadrons; officer in charge of a missile site “on the front line of the cold war”, a member of the Air Force and National Rifle teams, and gunsmith. He graduated from the Air Force’s Office Candidate School in 1963.

In 1980 he started Carlstead Truck Sales, which did business in the Buda, Texas area for 27 years. He served on the Hays Youth Athletic Association Board from 1987-1989, was a member and officer of the Austin Rifle club, coached the UT Rifle Team for 10 years, and enjoyed square dancing with the Waterloo Squares.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ellen; his daughters Cristi Carlstead of Istanbul and Sara Carlstead Brumfield of Austin, a son-in-law Ben and a granddaughter Josie.

The funeral service will be Thursday, December 6 at 7PM followed by a visitation until 9PM at St. Anthony Marie Claret Catholic Church, 801 North Burleson Street in Kyle, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 9:45 AM Friday, December 7 at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the University of Texas Rifle and Pistol Club; c/o Lee Patterson; 2112 Guadalupe St., Room. 512; Austin, TX 78705 or to the St. Michael’s Academy Endowment; 3000 Barton Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78735.

Bye-bye Daddy. I will miss you more than I can imagine.


Anonymous said...

Therese and I have prayed for your family and continue to pray. Your dad is in a great place now. He and Therese's parents can only be having a grand time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

-Jim and Therese

jlafferty said...

This is really sad news. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Please accept my sincere condolences.


Anonymous said...

Sara...I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your father but he sounded like a great man.

Thomas Aaron

Martha Bridegam said...

I wandered onto your blog at random tonight and was sad to see this.

Very best wishes from J&M in San Francisco.

django's mommy said...

Sara, I'd been meaning to email to say how sorry I was to hear about your dad. I hope you were able to get through the holidays okay.

Amac5860 said...

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I found this post about your father through my genealogy research. I was looking for the children of George William an Frances Pauline Carlstead when I came across your father. I am a distant relative of yours (3rd cousin) and have tons of family research I'd like to share.

My email is