Dr. Jimmy Karl Olson
February 18, 1942 – July 2, 2015
Dr. Jimmy Olson, 73, of Caldwell, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. A memorial service will be held at 10am, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Snook, Texas, located four miles West of Snook, on Highway FM 60. Memorial services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jimmy was born to James Francis and Ruth Ann Peck Olson on February 18, 1942 in Twin Falls, Idaho. He served in the United States Army Chemical Corps as a First Lieutenant. His educational degrees were from University of Idaho and University of Illinois-Urbana. Jim met his wife, Carolyn Lou McDonald Olson, they married on May 10, 1987 in Caldwell, Texas. He has seven children all of whom held a special place in his heart. His hobbies were building and collecting model airplanes, spending time with friends and taking care of his dogs. In his professional career, Dr. Olson did research of mosquitos and taught in the Entomology Department at Texas A&M University. He possessed a passion for his graduate students to succeed in all their endeavors. He was an influential advocate and mentor but especially a friend to his students.
His parents, James Francis and Ruth Ann Peck Olson, his wife Carolyn Lou McDonald Olson of 24 years, precede him in death.
He is survived by his children Ashley and wife Faith Alexander of Clinton Tennessee; Robin and husband Robert Von Heeder of Houston, Texas; Teri and husband Mike Belyeu of Giddings, Texas; Kristine and husband Chris Boehm of Florence, Montana; Jason and wife Donna Alexander of Snook, Texas; Christopher and wife Maria Olson of Houston, Texas, Megan Olson and Bobby Collins of Houston, Texas; his sister JoAnn Olson Robbins of Buhl, Idaho, numerous grandchildren and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested they be given to the Texas Mosquito Control Association (TMCA), Scholarship Fund, Dr. Jimmy K. Olson, P.O. Box 906, Hewitt, Texas 76643.
For more information contact
Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory
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