Apr. 6, 1920 – Nov. 1, 2017
James Otho Trusty went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 1, 2017 at his home in Beaumont, CA. He was 97 years of age.
Jim was born on April 6, 1920 in Paris, Arkansas. In a day and age when nearly half of marriages in the US end in divorce, he was married 78 years to his loving wife Doris Ilene Trusty. They were married at the Nazarene Church in Colton, CA on October 16, 1939.
James was a hard and talented worker. He worked for the PFE Railroad from 1937 to 1940, for the Colton Cement Company from 1940 to 1942. He served in the US Coast Guard for four years (1942 to 1946). He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands.
Following WWII, Jim worked for V.P. Hunt Truck Company from 1946 to 1957 and, for the next 22 years, worked as Water Superintendent for the City of Colton, retiring in 1979 at age 59. While working full time at V.P. Hunt Truck Co. and the City of Colton, he built custom homes on his days off. He would build a home that Doris and he would live in temporarily until he built the next home. Jim built 16 custom homes, 6 of those homes in Redlands, CA.
After retiring from the City of Colton, he didn’t stay retired for long. He accepted the position of inspector by NBS Laurie Engineering in San Bernardino, CA and worked there until retiring at age 80.
James was preceded in death by his parents J. Abner and Zella Wright Trusty, two brothers (Garland & Finis) and three sisters (Rabia, Ruby & Ruth) and his son Terry Lee Trusty.
James loved the Lord and his family. He was a devoted family man and proud grandfather. He is survived by his wife Doris Ilene Trusty, his grandson Terry James (T.J.) Greenside-Trusty and wife Katerra and his only great grandson, Sylus Ryan. He is also survived by extended family and friends who loved him dearly.
Jim and Doris lived in Colton for over 50 years before moving to Beaumont in 2009. While in Colton they faithfully attended Center Point Church and in Beaumont they attended Fellowship in the Pass Church.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 4 – 7pm at Colton Funeral Home, 1275 N. La Cadena Dr., Colton; a celebration of James’ life will be held on Friday, November 10, at 10 am at Fellowship in the Pass Church, 650 Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, CA. graveside services will be on Saturday, November 11 at 2 pm at Montecito Memorial Park in Colton.