Jimmy Lee "Jim" James of Umatilla, Oregon, was born on February 24th, 1940, in Payette, Idaho, to parents, Charlie and Ruth James. He died on October 17, 2019, in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 79 years. Jim was raised and graduated at Huntington, Oregon. He went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad, working his way up to Carmen Inspector, later in life he worked in building maintenance. He has lived throughout the northwest. Jim loved to travel, fish, hunt, golf and bowling.
Jim is survived by his brothers Leo and Donnie sisters Betty and Rosie, his two children from a previous marriage Clinton and Sherri, Grandchildren Buddy, Joseph, and Deserie, and 8 great grandchildren. His wife of 36 years Kay James, step children Cindy and Darrell, step grandchildren Melissa, Casey, Emily, Jeffery, Kaylee, Dakata and Wyatt and many nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
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