He was in the Navy.
He stayed in Spokane were he resided with his long time companion Mary Dashbach.
He enjoyed many activities, Such as: fishing, metal detecting, hunting, yard saleing, antiquing, reading and gardening.
He also joined many clubs: He was an officer in the VFW, a very proud member of the LHBA, Treasure hunters club, and meeting with the boys on Friday (just to name a few).
Jim loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was always the life of the party and he could make anyone laugh.
He was very protective and would do anything for the people he loved.
We will miss his bright blue eyes, big smile and his great sense of humor.
He was a great companion and a loving FATHER!!!
He is survived by companion Mary Dashbach, Sister Carol McClain children: Tana Willis, Jimmy Wheatley, Kelli Howard, John Wooley, Kathi Wooley, Patrick Tisdale, Richard Tisdale, Bobby Tisdale, Karikaye Finch.
Grand children: Skyler, Tristen (trinket) April, Angela, Josh, Dustyn, Paige, Kaitlynne, Makinsey, Karlee, Macey.
Great grand babies: Noah, Parker, Emile.
Preceded in death by: Mother: Elsie Espey, Best friend: Paul Drader.
There will be a celebration of life held at the VFW in Hillyard Address: 2902 E Diamond AVE Spokane WA 99217 It will be a pot luck!!