James A. Carlson of Kinsman Rd., W. Salem Twp., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 27, 2021.

He was born in Greenville to Elmer and Violet Carlson. Jim was a graduate of Penn High School and served as a Sergeant in the U. S. Army from 1960-1962. He was employed for six years at the former Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. before becoming the owner/operator of Carlson's Auto Repair and Towing in Greenville for thirty-seven years. Jim was active for many years at the American Legion Post #140 and had served as Post Commander, Deputy Commander Post #140 of the 28th District and was the founding member of the Post's Honor Guard. In addition, Jim was a past West Salem Twp. Supervisor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, building things for the grand kids and spending time with all his family.

Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years Sandra, his daughter Christina, two sons; Wesley and Tim and their wives, a brother David, two granddaughters; a grandson, a great grandson and a great granddaughter and five step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, his mother-in-law and his son-in-law.

All services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post #140, 278 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville.



  1. Pat Campbell Osborne Pat Campbell Osborne
    March 30, 2021    

    Sandy an family, my thoughts an prayers are with you.

  2. Kim Hyde Kim Hyde
    March 30, 2021    

    So Very sorry for your loss

  3. Lester and Barbara Pfaff Lester and Barbara Pfaff
    March 30, 2021    

    So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing away. He was a great guy and will be missed. Prayers and sympathy to the family.

  4. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    March 30, 2021    

    God’s speed to the Carlson family. May he rest in peace!

  5. Brian Miller Brian Miller
    March 31, 2021    

    Jim wil be missed by so many people he was a really great guy , RIP Buddy

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 31, 2021    

    Aunt sandi and everyone
    Uncle Jim will be missed ,I will also miss him teasing me all the time. My sympathy is with all of u.He was a person that was well liked by everyone that knew him.

  7. Weikal family Weikal family
    March 31, 2021    

    Very sorry to hear of jims passing

  8. LeRoy Cotton LeRoy Cotton
    March 31, 2021    

    Sorry for the loss of Jim. Always enjoyed talking and being around him. Great guy!

  9. Pat & Lee Morgan Pat & Lee Morgan
    March 31, 2021    

    We will always hold fond memories of Big Jim…. He was a unique and wonderfully friendly person who’s passing will leave a void for all who knew him.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 31, 2021    

    Only knew him from his garage but enjoyed his conversation and his ability to keep things going. So sorry for your loss may he rest in peace.

  11. Dave Reagle Dave Reagle
    April 3, 2021    

    To a great guy that gave me my first job pumping gas an turning his back when I was inspection time with the loud exhaust I always had on my truck… There was so much in the photo eulogy that I had no idea of that be part of his life… Jim you will be forever remembered as the guy that always had a grin an a smile for me when I seen you! Thank You for every thing you did for me… R.I.P. Jim you will be missed but never forgotten!

  12. Donna Veado Murray Donna Veado Murray
    April 16, 2021    

    So sorry for your loss Sandy. God bless.

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