On June 27, 2014, Jimbob entered into marriage with Shelia (Kable) Mastalski, and they shared nine beautiful years together. He leaves behind a legacy of love and fond memories to be cherished by those who knew him. Jimbob is survived by his devoted wife, Shelia, and their two daughters, Nycke Mattingly and her husband Mikey of Ashland, Missouri, and Lindsey Mahr and her husband Michael of Jacksonville, Missouri.
He is also remembered by three stepsons: Christopher Wright and his wife Kayla of Columbia, Missouri, Cody Wright and his wife Ciara of New Bloomfield, Missouri, and Shelby Hemphill and his wife Karra of Mexico, Missouri. Among his loving siblings are two brothers, Chuck Mastalski and his wife Goldie of Columbia, Missouri, and Kevin Mastalski and his wife Donna of Liberty, Missouri.
He is also survived by two sisters, Cathy Peters and her husband Dan of Independence, Ohio, and Tina Balsamo and her husband Steve of Fleming Island, Florida. Jimbob was a proud and caring grandfather to nineteen grandchildren: Autumn, Ashlynn, Aleena, Aliyah, Annalee, Hattie, Theo, Willa, Alaina, Owen, Haven, Jonathan, Saleena, Cody, Izak, Gaige, Brooklynn, Emma, and Bradley.
He also had a sister-in-law, Georgie Mastalski, in Cleveland, Ohio, along with several nieces and nephews, other close relatives, and countless dear friends. In addition to his parents, Jimbob was preceded in death by his brother, Michael, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories for all who had the privilege of knowing him. Jimbob was a hardworking individual who found fulfillment in staying busy.
Throughout his life, he held various jobs, including working in galvanizing at Hubbell Power Systems in Centralia, Missouri, serving as a cashier at DC’s Convenience Store in Centralia, Missouri, and working at Wal-Mart and McDonald’s. His commitment also extended to being a volunteer fireman for the Centralia Fire Department. Jimbob had a passion for photography, motorcycles, hiking, music, concerts, and bonfires.
He enjoyed spending quality time with friends and family, with a special place in his heart for his cherished grandchildren. As we reflect on the life of James A. “Jimbob” Mastalski, we remember a man who embraced work, family, and the joys of life. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him, and he will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of sharing in his journey.