James S. “Jimmy” Shultz, Jr., age 41, of El Dorado, Kansas died November 12, 2014 in McPherson County, Kansas. He was born December 30, 1972 in Hugoton, Kansas the son of Jim Shultz, Sr. and Joyce (Evans) Perry.
Jimmy grew up in Elkhart, Kansas and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also spent many hours rebuilding motors and Hot Rods. He was an oil field tool pusher and had lived in Scott City, Kansas working at Val Energy. Jimmy recently moved to El Dorado, Kansas to be closer to his family.
Jimmy married Kristina Emmert in 1991. Jimmy and Cassandra Derauf began their life together in 2003 and were married in 2006 in Elkhart, Kansas, she survives.
Other survivors include his father, Jim Shultz of Elkhart, Kansas; mother, Joyce Perry of Texhoma, Oklahoma; sons, Jack Shultz, Austin Shultz and Samuel Shultz all of El Dorado, Kansas; daughters, Kaitlyn Courtney and husband Alex of Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, North Carolina, Rhay’Ann Shultz of Wichita, Kansas, Mackenzie Wright of Pratt, Kansas, and Karley Shultz of El Dorado, Kansas; sister, Renee Highley and husband Josh of Nevada, Missouri; step-siblings, Jeremy Hemenway of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Angie Lee of Olathe, Kansas, Tammy Hardy of Denver, Colorado, and Brandon Johnson of Elkhart, Kansas, Jason Irsik, Shay Irsik and Brandon Stallard all of Muskogee, Oklahoma; step-father, Buddy Irsik of Muskogee, Oklahoma; father-in-law, Tim Derauf of El Dorado, Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Flint and Carla Griffin, brother-in-law, Robert Derauf all of Norton, Kansas; one granddaughter, Stella Courtney; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Janell Shultz; grandparents, Jack and Jean Shultz, and Raymond and Sally Gurrero.
Memorial service will be Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Church of God in Elkhart, Kansas with Pastor Ed Richards officiating. Private family inurnment will be at a later date in the Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart, Kansas. Memorials may be given to the Jimmy Shultz Family Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, Kansas 67950.