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James  Orville Soat

Obituary for James Orville Soat

June 13, 1934 - July 19, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 83


James Orville Soat was born in Milford, Iowa, on June 13, 1934 to Lawrence Soat and Gertrude Mathisen Soat. He passed away on July 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

He graduated from Terril High School, and enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in the 29th RSM in various locations, including Clark AFB in the Philippines, and Kelly AFB in San Antonio. After his discharge, he attended St. Mary's University where he earned a BBA degree, which was followed by nearly 30 years in banking at Broadway Bank and Alamo Heights Bank. He was also a realtor.

Jim married Diana Belle Lich at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Comfort on November 24, 1956. She and their two sons, Kevin and Richard (Ruth), survive him, along with grandchildren, Cason (Corinne), Richelle, Darin and Jalen; great-granddaughter, Addisyn Belle; step-grandchildren, Christopher (Francesca), Melissa and Matthew; step-great-grandchildren, Jameson, Emerson and Keira. Also surviving are two brothers, Donald Soat and Earl "Bud" Soat; and brother-in-law, Dale Dahl. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leonard Soat; and sister, Rosemary Dahl.

Jim was a member of the Alamo Heights Optimist Club for 53 years. He served as a Shavano Park alderman, and was active in the formative years of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He loved basketball, hunting, fishing, and spending leisure time at Canyon Lake.

Family will receive friends at Porter Loring North Chapel at 6 PM Friday July 21, 2017, followed by Rosary at 7:00 PM


The family thanks the wonderful staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center in Stone Oak and Kindred Hospice for their care.

Interment will be in Comfort Cemetery, in Comfort, Texas.

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