I would just like to thank everyone who said such kind words about Jim. He was all of those things and more. It was nice to see so many of his friends at the service.....special thanks to the Hadi Shriners, Masonic Lodge 64, and Ziemers. Just remember....we can still all honor him by stopping by Una Tu Pizza and getting one of those awesome pizzas or stroms:) Kevin will be happy to help you!!
Jim and I were in the same class at Bosse. I haven't seen him in years but he and my brother, Ben Billings, were good friends. Just a note to his family to say he was a fun, and nice person. Sorry I hadn't seen him in a long time even though I returned to Eville after I retired.
I knew Jim back in the late 70's when I worked at Ray Jr's. He would sometimes bring us a pizza late at night,they were so good! He was such a nice man and I'm sorry I didn't know him in more recent years. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I remember Mr. Jim when he had the pizza shop on Lincoln, where McFarland Baptist church is now. I was a teenager then. A lot of us teenagers used to go in Mr. Jim's shop to get pizza. Whenever I would order a pizza, I wanted Mr. Jim to make my pizza. No one else could make those pizzas like Mr. Jim and he was always friendly when you went in there. Family, I didn't know him personally but I loved his pizzas. I will be praying for you all that God will give you strenght through your time of grief.
I don't even know if he knew the impact he had on our lives. He was a wonderful man to know, and he was always there for us (Kevin is my dad). I learned so many simple lessons just by watching and listening to him over the years. His heart was bigger than he was. He didn't meet many strangers and never hesitated to show kindness to the next man! It was an honor getting to know him and working for his business! See you again some day! RIP Jim!