Thursday, June 10, 2010

James Franklin Comstock, 65, of Fort Scott, died early Tuesday morning, June 8, 2010 at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott.

He was born Aug. 23, 1944 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Mack Franklin and Pansy Pearl (Harris) Comstock.

He married Jeanie Singmaster Sept. 16, 1967 in Fort Scott. She survives of the home.

Jim graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1962.

He went on to graduate from Pittsburg State University in 1971 with a BS in Business Administration.

He served in the US Navy aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise from 1964 until 1968.

Jim was the owner and operator of Comstock's Servicenter, Auto Parts of Fort Scott, and 5 Corners Mini Mart. He purchased Fort Scott Auto Supply in 1982, and expanded to the new location at 12th and the bypass in 1985, building a new facility and consolidating operations under one roof. He owned three separate businesses until selling in April of 2006.

Jim loved life and enjoyed time with his family and friends. He was a caring and devoted husband, dad, and grandpa.

He loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing, raising cattle, and spending time at the farm.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, a Life Member of the VFW Post 1165, and the Rising Sun Lodge No. 8 A.F. & A.M. of Hiattville. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, Mirza Shrine Temple of Pittsburg, and he was an Eagle Scout.

Survivors include his wife Jeanie, of the home; his children, Jeff Comstock and wife Denece of Thornton, Colo., Brian Comstock and wife Becky of Fort Scott, and Andrea (Andi) Masters and husband Travis of Leon, Iowa; three sisters, Carolyn Meek and husband Don of Louisburg, Kan., Janet Comstock of Pasadena, Texas, and Sharon Comstock of Crosby, Texas; eight grandchildren, Kaylie, Jorden, and Claire Comstock of Thornton, Colo., Jescie and Kylee Comstock of Fort Scott, Kan., and Alli, Cauy, and Layni Masters of Leon, Iowa; Uncle Leo Comstock and wife Natalie of Redfield, Kan., and nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Pansy Comstock.

Rev. Reed Hartford will conduct Memorial Services 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2010 at the First Christian Church under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

Burial will be at the Fort Scott National Cemetery with Military Honors conducted at the cemetery by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Detail.

Family will receive friends Thursday evening, June 10, 2010 from 7 until 8 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, with Masonic Services beginning at 7:30, provided by the Rising Sun Lodge No. 8.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Hospice Compassus, or the Shriner's Hospital Transportation Fund and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Online condolences may be emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.