Jimmie Gale Souter (age 79) was born in Graham, Texas on July 18, 1940 to James Walter Souter and Bula Belle Johnston Souter. During his early years, his father served in the US Army Air Corp as a B-24 Liberator pilot in World War II. He was killed in action July 1944 when his bomber was shot down over the Ploesti oil fields in Romania.
Jimmie graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1958 where he was an honor student and Vice President of the Student Council. He played football for the Breckenridge Buckaroos under legendary Coach Emory Bellard.
He married Wanda Lue Lewis in Breckenridge, Texas on May 29, 1960. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding Anniversary on May 29, 2020. After graduating from Baylor in 1962, Jimmie completed USAF Navigation School at James Connally Air Force Base in Waco. In 1963 he was assigned to a C124 squadron in Charleston, SC. The crews flew missions all over the world including trips to Vietnam. After 5 years and 3,500 hours of flying, he left the Air Force in 1967 and moved to Houston to work as a manager for IBM at NASA. He worked on the Moon Landing and Space Shuttle programs. In 1979 he transferred to IBM in Austin, TX and the family moved to Round Rock, TX. He held several positions at IBM Austin where he worked until he retired.
Jimmie enjoyed playing games, golf, chess and tennis. He was also an avid reader and movie watcher. Jimmie and Wanda did research on genealogy. He also volunteered writing programs for The Literacy Council and Round Rock Dolphin Swim Team. He was very involved in supporting both daughters’ slew of activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Melody Ellen Cook. He is survived by his wife Wanda; daughter Shari Lynn Souter Williams and husband Todd Eric Williams; daughter Susan Lisa Souter Nolan and Jake Cook; and grandson Caleb Walter Nolan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jimmie’s name to:
Unity House Restoration
Attn: Ed Leach
2171 Hay Valley Rd
Gatesville, TX 76528