James (Jim) W. Bristol, 69, died January 28 in Waco, NE after a short battle with cancer. Jim was born on January 18,1949 in York to Floy (Chambers) and Walter Bristol. He graduated from Utica in 1967. On October 16, 1968, he enlisted in the US Navy.
Jim married his high school sweetheart, Marsha Bresee, on May 18, 1969. They relocated to China Lake, California. After being released from the military in October 1972, he worked for the Department of the Navy until returning to the family farm in September 1974.
Jim farmed for many years near Waco. He spent nearly the last 20 years at Kroy Industries in Henderson and York. In his free time, Jim enjoyed gardening and camping. Jim's pride and joy were his two granddaughters.
Left to treasure his memory are his wife Marsha of Waco; daughters Michele Bristol of Columbus, Erinn (Chris) Criner of Lincoln, Katelin (Doug) Rood of Rockton, Illinois; granddaughters Kellyn and Kynley Criner of Lincoln; mother-in-law Martha Bresee of York; sister-in-law Carolyn Bresee of Grand Island; brothers-in-law Doug Bresee of Papillion and Todd Bresee of LaVista; sister-in-law Cheryl Bristol of Columbus; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death by infant brother Dennis, older brother Elvin, and both parents.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church, Waco with the Reverend Mathew Mau officiating. Interment with military honors in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to family for later designation.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.