In Memory of James Cable

James Cable
James Cable
Born: January 17, 1939
Died: April 29, 2016
Age: 77
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James Cable
January 17, 1939 - April 29, 2016
From: Marshalltown, IA

James Cable, age 77, of Marshalltown and formerly of Zearing, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, with memorial visitation one hour prior to services.  Inurnment will be in St. James Cemetery in Colo.  Military graveside honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #139. 

Born January 17, 1939, in Colo, Iowa, James Joseph Cable was the son of Arthur Jerome and Norma (Duree) Cable.  He grew up and received his education in Colo and, in 1959, was united in marriage to Claire Louise Raymond in Boston, Massachusetts.  The couple was blessed with four sons:  Rick, Steve, David, and Mike.

Jim served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, then returned to Boston where he was employed in the siding industry until 1986.  At that point in his life, Jim made his home in Zearing and worked at the Co-op in Colo, retiring in 2007.  In 2008, he became a resident of the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Claire in 1986; a son, Steve Cable in 2012, and an infant son, James Cable, Jr.; a grandson, Tony Cable; his parents; three sisters, Sylvia Johns, Doris Smith, and Beverly Patterson; and a brother, Bob Cable.

Survivors include three sons, Rick (Julie Spurgeon) Cable of Ankeny, David (Robin Smith) Cable of Colo, and Mike (Theresa) Cable of Seattle, WA; five grandchildren, Tia, Nicole, Angela, Courtney, and Amanda; and five great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three brothers, John (Diane) Cable of Arkansas, Jerry Cable of Ames, and Richard Cable of Arkansas; a sister, Susan (Greg) Schlueter of Collins; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Jim and his family.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:32 PM
“I was so sorry to hear that Uncle Jim passed away. He was my favorite uncle...I loved to see him when he came to visit while I was still living at home. He was always happy and fun to be with. One favorite memory was when he gave each of us a $5.00 bill so we could buy ice cream. Kids love ice cream, you know. :) We loved to hear him talk with his Boston accent.I will miss him.”
- Irene Wenk
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:15 AM
“You were such a wonderful brother to me. I have so many great memories. Miss you terribly, but know you are in a better place. Hugs.”
- Susan Cable Schlueter
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:14 AM
“Jimmy was always very nice to me when I would come over the house in Rockland to see him, my aunt Claire and my cousins. Rest in peace, Sir. ”
- Peter C. Raymond
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:14 AM
“I am saddened by this news of your father's passing. I have many fond memories with him and the family.Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. sending love and prayers to all ”
- Laurie Bickel O"Neill
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:39 PM
“So sorry to the Cable family for their loss. And thank you for your service Mr. Cable. You raised 4 great men!!”
- Janice Manning
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:13 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a wonderful person. Jan”
- Jan Murphy
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:13 PM
“I Will miss you greatly dad. Thank you for all you have shown me, and all you have taught me. Rest in peace for you have earned it.”
- David cable
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:13 PM
“Jim you have traveled many roads in your time and you have many more to travel were your going !!
Gone from this life but not forgotten.

Nora Cable”
- Nora Cable
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:13 PM
“Sorry for the loss to the entire Cable family”
- Mike Coulstring
Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:50 AM
“We are sad to learn of Jims passing.
There will be one more Cable in heaven playing a quick game of 31. ”
- Deborah Gauvh
Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:50 AM
“My bother. Rest in peace, and ride with the wind”
- Jerry Cable
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:07 PM
“Couldn't have asked for more in a brother

Enjoyed our motorcycle rides and times together.

Will be missed greatly.”
- John P. Cable
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10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


1 hour prior to services
Saturday, May 7, 2016


St. James Cemetery
Colo, Iowa
Military honors by the
Colo American Legion