James Lalister Culbreth





Lake Havasu City, AZ

James Lalister Culbreth passed away June 18, 2012 in Lake Havasu City, at the age of 79. Jimbo, as he was known by his family and friends, was born April 15, 1933, in Roseboro, N.C., to Benjamin W. and Lula Mae (Horne) Culbreth. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 10 years, Elisa Baldonado Culbreth.

Jimbo served in the Navy for 20 years and later worked as an air traffic controller. He lived in Lake Havasu City for 22 years. Jimbo was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Eagles and Fleet Reserve (Branch 120).

Jimbo leaves behind a son, John Culbreth, and his wife, Janet, who reside in Germany; daughter, Janet, and her husband, Tom, of Cedar City, Utah; grandson, Shaun Whitfield; granddaughters, Shannon Whitfield and Tara Matson, of Las Vegas, and Jamie Hall, of Texas; great-grandchildren, Madison, Donovan, RileyAnn, Bella and Lilly, all of Las Vegas.

A celebration of Jimbo’s life will be at the Eagles Saturday, at 4 p.m. Military honors will be rendered by American Legion Post 81 and VFW Post 9401. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to James’ family at www.lietz-fraze funeral home.com

Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory