James Robert (Jim) Wilson Jr., 72, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away November 17, 2023, at Central Wyoming Hospice.
Jim was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Robert and Lucille Wilson on October 21, 1952. He attended Colorado Academy of Denver and graduated from Valley High School in Gilcrest, Colorado in 1970. He attended college at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. After a life of being a jack-of-all-trades which included stints in a pawn shop, gun range, camera shop, and even few months as a broker, and it turned out he was called to be a master of one. In the early 90s, Jim attended the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute, Boulder, CO, where he became a certified practitioner of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration.
Jim was a self-proclaimed “motor head,” that began as a youngster building and racing Soap Box Derby Cars with many victories. He also dabbled in Go Karts, which followed him into adulthood where it morphed into a love of everything cars – reading about them, fixing them, rebuilding them, and above all owning his treasured Ford Thunderbird. Aside from cars, Jim loved three things: God, his mom, and his practitioner work. Jim cared for his mother for many years until her passing in 2020 at aged 101. It was through his work as an integrationist that Jim helped many people find better health and pain relief. He aligned many people through this practice – not only their bodies, but also friendships. Jim found a circle of friends with whom he bonded and were sewn together by a common thread as believers in God. It would be this same circle that eventually banded together and walked with him in his last days on his heaven-bound journey following a diagnosis of cancer and a pulmonary
Jim is survived by numerous friends and clients, his sister Linda Shoeneman of Bokeelia, Florida, nephews Dallas Shoeneman of Melbourne, Florida, and Joe Shoeneman of Stephenville, Texas, and their families. He is also survived by numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Wilson of Casper, Wyoming, and his father James. R. Wilson, Sr. of Grand Junction, Colorado.
A memorial service and celebration of life are being arranged for a later date.