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Obituary for Jimmy David Cashion

Jimmy David Cashion passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, surrounded by family at his home in Boerne. He was 81 years old. He was born to David Malcolm Cashion and Mary Elizabeth Carr Cashion on July 15, 1935, in Houston, Texas. Jim is survived by his wife, Elaine Kerr Cashion; his daughter, Kimberly McCormick (Scott) of Seattle, WA; a stepdaughter, Erin Barnett (Ricky) of Friona, TX; two grandchildren, Josh and Kendall Barnett of Friona; two brothers, Tommy Cashion (Kitty) of Molina, GA, and J.L. 'Butch' Cashion (Sandy) of Bay City, TX; and four nieces and two nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Billy Cashion; and his first wife, Connie Vaughn Cashion.



Jim attended Texas A&M on a swimming scholarship. He was active in sports and placed in the State Swimming Meet. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. He participated in the Army basketball, volleyball, track, and water polo teams. He also attended Wharton Jr. College, and then graduated from Texas A&I University where he was active on the traveling rodeo team for bull riding and bareback riding. Jim participated in open rodeos including the NIRA, SRA, Ohio and New Mexico. He also participated in various associations from 1953 to 1970, riding in the Old Timers Association where he rode his last bull at 47 years of age. He attended the University of Houston, the University of New Mexico, and the Antioch University for certifications in Education and Counseling. He married Connie Vaughn on April 15, 1961. They had one daughter, Kimberly Lynn, born in 1962. After 38 years of marriage, Connie passed away in 1999 from complications of kidney disease.



Jim's work career began with Brown & Root Construction Company in Houston, TX. He then became a coach at Van Vleck High School. He later worked for the U.S. Department of Interior for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Job Corps for 28 years. After retirement, he moved to Kerrville and taught at Tivy High School. He taught for approximately ten years. There he met Elaine Kerr Kretzschmar, and they were married in 2003.



Jim loved history and the legends that went along with it. He re-enacted western skits in Brackettville, Alamo Village, and several shows at dance halls and events in San Antonio. He performed as all kinds of characters, but Wyatt Earp was his favorite dress and character to quote. Reading about all these legends and telling their REAL stories remained one of his enjoyments. The 4 Cashion brothers: Jimmy, Billy, Tommy, and Jerry are the descendants of the 'The Old 300'. These were settlers in Austin's first colony. The original three families arriving in Texas in 1824 were Phillip Singleton, James Walker Sr. of Washington County, and John Taylor of Harris County.



Jim also enjoyed traveling in various states and taking cruises with his family as well as his beloved yearly fishing trip with his brothers to Matagorda.



Memorials may be made to the charity or faith of personal choice, to the Texas Oncology at 694 Hill Country Drive, Kerrville, TX 78028, or to Kronkosky Place at 17 Old San Antonio Road, Boerne, TX 78006.



A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Boerne. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Jim's life, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select the Obituaries tab.



Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

Funeral:
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Boerne.


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