James Robert Jim Bob Kolb, 75, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born July 22, 1943, in Jefferson City, the son of the late James Frederick and Elizabeth Ann Betty (Schell) Kolb.
He received his Bachelors degree in business from the University of Missouri in Columbia.
He was united in marriage on August 29, 1964, in Jefferson City, to Judith Ann Eckerle who survives at the home.
Jim Bob began working as an assistant director of the Missouri State Parks. He later working on various political campaigns, served as the Legislative Director for Governor Joseph Teasdale, and worked as a deputy for the Secretary of State. He spent most of his career working in sales management with insurance and advertising.
He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Knights of Columbus Forth Degree, Meadow Lake Acres Country Club, and the Cole County Jaycees. Jim Bob was active with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and was supporter of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the MU Tigers, Most of all, he loved being with his family especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Kolb, Jefferson City; three children, Kim (Mike) Munk, Jefferson City; Karla (Craig) Lammers, Jefferson City; Chris (Stephanie) Kolb, Wildwood, MO; eight grandchildren, Jessica (Darrell) Wolken, Lindsey (Seth) Hampson, Sidney Lammers, Maddison Lammers, Elliott Lammers, James Kolb, Jacob Kolb, Addison Kolb; five great-grandchildren, Trenton Wolken, Jackson Wolken, Charles Wolken, Dominic Wolken, Waylon Hampson; two siblings, Sandy Polster, OFallon, MO; Schelly (Al) Smith, Jefferson City; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Kolb, Kirksville, MO; and Shirley (Ron) Meyers, Scottsdale, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Steve Kolb; father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Lorene Eckerle; a sister-in-law, Jeane Lock; and a brother-in-law, Jim Eckerle.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2018, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:15.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with the Rev. Michael Coleman officiating.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital; the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; or to the American Cancer Society.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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