Carroll "JIM"-Colston-Obituary

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Carroll "JIM" James Colston

Roanoke Valley, Virginia

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I remember so many Friday nites listening to Jim calling football games on the radio. He always called a game as if it the most important game in the Valley. No one can ever measure up to him as a announcer, that is as far as Im concerned. Simply put, he is a legendary sports announcer. I never personally met him but felt as if I had known him all my life. I do regret that I never had the opportunity to meet this gentleman.

I want to thank everyone who has posted on this site. It is a great comfort to know that my Dad is remembered so fondly by those who knew him.

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Colston. He worked with my dad (Don Foutz)at WROV for many, many, years when I was growing up. Roanoke has lost an icon. Mrs. Colston, Chris and Steve, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Jo,

I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I remember meeting Jim at our annual trips to the Peaks of Otter Restaurant at the end of each school year. He was a very nice man and I always thought the two of your were a great couple. May the fond memories you have of Jim sustain you during this difficult time and bring you peace, comfort and healing.

Jim, we'll miss you dearly. Your person, your voice will never have an equal, never be replaced. Thank you for the support you gave me so many times!

To Mrs Colston and family,

I feel very fortunate to have known Jim through his coverage of high school sports on the radio. Jim was great at calling the games and doing the interviews. He loved to tell the story of how my brother, who lived in Seattle, Washington, listened to his call of our state game on the phone with the radio station. Jim was just so good for high school sports. He really enjoyed calling the games on radio and that did so much to promote high school...

I enjoyed Jim's company on the golf course and in the card room. He was a fine fine man and he will certainly be missed. My condolences to his family.

Jim's kind manner and professional gentility are the impressions I recall in my dealings with him at WROV. His velvet voice rings in my ear today as I remember him saying "Time passes so quickly". He was the finest of men. My condolences to his family and close friends.

I had the pleasure to know Jim and enjoy his friendship for many years,he had one of the great voices on radio and touched so many of us who were involved in athletics in the valley,I enjoyed the many conversations and advice over the years,rip my friend.Sam and Jean Croft

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