James “Jim” Nicolaas Timmer Sr. died at age 71 on April 9, 2020 at St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock, losing his six-month battle with small cell lung cancer.

Interment took place April 15 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas. Funeral rites were performed by Chaplain John Ellis of Round Rock. James was born March 4,

James was born March 4, 1949 in Surabaya, Indonesia to Nicolaas Timmer and Juliana Elodie Marlisa, but he considered his stepmother, Suzanna G. Timmer, as his mother. James spent his younger

James spent his younger years in Boston, Massachusetts.

At 23, after deciding that working as a CPA intern wasn't for him, he picked up his family and moved to Houston, Texas to follow his dream of becoming a truck driver.

James moved to Lampasas five years ago and lived here until he died. In addition to being a truck

In addition to being a truck driver by trade, James was a mechanic and construction worker, and enjoyed fishing and working with his hands.

He leaves behind his partner of 26 years, Edna Sue Marney of Lampasas; sister Irene Jenny (Timmer) Gurney and husband Frederick "Rick" Gurney of Lampasas, and brother Eduard Jan Timmer of Lampasas; three half-sisters and one half-brother; three daughters, two sons and one stepdaughter; four nephews and two nieces; 10 grandsons and five granddaughters; and numerous other relatives.

James was preceded in death by a sister, Elodie; and by granddaughter Justice.