He grew up in Omaha, Chamberlain, SD and Pasco, WA.
He joined the Air Force and served in Vietnam from September 1966 to September 1967.
He was stationed in Plattsburg, NY, where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Jeanne Haynes.
They were married for 43 1/2 years.
He graduated from Morrisville State University College with an Associate Degree.
In 1975, they moved from NY to Spokane.
Jim worked for American Linen for 25 years and was the shuttle driver for Wendle Ford for 5 1/2 years.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He enjoyed lots of hobbies - especially wooodworking - building furniture, working on his lathe and woodcarving.
He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, tutuing his friends, and finally, his love of the Lord.
Jim was predeceased by his parents and his brother, George.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his children: Jennifer, Bethany (John) and Mike (Erika); his grandchildren: Jaime, David, Emily, Alyssa, Chretienne and Noelle; his sisters, Peg and Jeannie; brothers, John and Steve; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be Saturday, February 9, 2pm at Garland Church, 2011 W. Garland Ave., led by Pastor Rod Cosgrove with a celebration of life following the service.
Jim was dearly loved by many and will be sorely missed.
Together in Heaven ~ Love is Eternal.
Jim passed away peacefully on January 29, 2013.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Spokane for their exceptional care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to them.
We will treasure forever the outstanding love and care from countless friends that we have received.