Jim graduated from Garfield High School in 1959 and immediately went into the Navy where he was placed on the USS Hancock CVA 19.
However, on January 31, 1962 Jim woke up paralyzed on one side, it was determined that Jim had MS. Due to Jim’s medical disability, the military released him with an honorable discharge.
After that, Jim went to barber school in Spokane, WA and then to cut hair at the WSU campus in Pullman WA.
Jim worked as a roofer, loved doing carpentry work, or anything that kept his mind & hands busy.
He especially loved making cribbage boards and teaching his family, friends, or anyone who wanted to learn how to play.
Jim is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Jim truly loved his family dearly and was always there to support them any chance he had.
Jim battled cancer the last six months of his life and entered into rest on February 15, 2013 in Seattle, WA at the VA hospital.
A Graveside Inurnment will be held February 28th at 2pm at the WA State Veterans Cemetery 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA.
There will be a family gathering for dinner to memorialize Jim’s life at Timber Creek Buffet 9211 E. Montgomery, Spokane Valley, WA 99206 (off of Argonne and I-90) at 4pm.
You are most welcome to join them and share your memories.
We will miss him dearly & cherish the memories!
The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.DvorakFuneralHome.com.