James R. Colvin

James R. Colvin

James Reginald “Jim” Colvin, 81, of Uvalde, died on Aug. 30, 2019, in Uvalde.

He was born in Monahans on Nov. 30, 1937, to Virginia (Jones) and James Colvin.

Colvin attended The University of Houston on a football scholarship.  During his collegiate football career, he was honored as an All-Missouri Valley conference player for his junior and senior seasons and was an All-American Honorable Mention as a senior. Colvin was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 1959 draft. He played defensive tackle for the Colts from 1960-1963, the Dallas Cowboys from 1964-1966, and for the New York Giants in 1967.

After retiring from the NFL, Colvin owned several new car dealerships in Texarkana, Abilene, and Sweetwater. His family said he had many other business ventures throughout his career before he retired to Uvalde to be near his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Raquel Colvin Dixon.

He is survived by his son  Jim Colvin and wife, Tracy, of Uvalde; four grandchildren, Shelby Colvin, Tres Colvin, Carly Rae Colvin, and Brazos Colvin, all of Uvalde; son-in-law Kevin Dixon of Midland; friend and ex-wife Judy Colvin of Abilene; and numerous family and friends.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles in Uvalde.

The family suggests donations to the Uvalde County 4H Horse Club, 122 Veteran Lane, Uvalde, TX, 78801 or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – North Texas Chapter, www.afsp.org.



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