James Louis Volkmar, 73, of College Station, passed away Monday August 14, 2017. His life will be celebrated during a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.
James was born January 19, 1944, in San Mateo, California, to John and Dortha Volkmar. He graduated with a B.S. from the University of Missouri, Class of 1968. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in College Station. James always loved taking care of his horses and going horseback riding when he had the chance.
James was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps which he retired from after 21 years of service, including two tours in Vietnam. James was commanding officer in the northern training area in Okinawa, Japan, commanding officer of the second recon battalion, and commanding officer of the Eastern and Western European Embassy Guards. James was also a Purple Heart Recipient.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Louis Volkmar.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Janice Yates Volkmar of College Station; sons, David “DJ” Volkmar and wife Krista, of Plano; John Volkmar and wife Katie, of Boulder, CO; daughters, Jamie Volkmar of Euless, TX, Jennifer Volkmar of Charleston, SC, Jocelyn Volkmar of College Station, Jillian Volkmar of College Station; mother, Dortha Volkmar; brothers, Ron Volkmar of Bastrop, TX, Larry Volkmar, of Highland, Illinois; grandchildren, Julia Volkmar, Penelope Volkmar, Scarlett Volkmar, Heidi Volkmar, Pepper Rust, Elliott Volkmar.