He passed away on April 23, 2013 at home, surrounded by family and friends.
Jim grew up in Post Falls, ID and graduated high school in 1950.
He enlisted in the army in 1951 and was Honorably Discharged in 1954.
On July 4, 1953 in Superior, MT, Jim married the love of his life, Virginia Howell, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his five children, Jerry Reilly (Linda), Linette Giesa (Gary), Shirlene Ingraham (Wayne), Janet Mackey (Russ) and Richard Reilly (Julie).
He has 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Among other jobs, Jim delivered mail for the US Postal Service for 33 years, retiring in 1987.
He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Services will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 3pm CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216.
In lieu of flowers, pay it forward.