Jim was a man of who always approached you with a hand shake and a smile. I will miss Jim, for he was a man of "Qualities" that are of few and far between these days.
My condolences to the family.
Dear Africa Family,
I'm very sorry to hear about Jim. I met him shortly after he moved to Redding and opened the Jiffy Mart. He was a kind, funny, classy and a hard working guy.
We talked about sports and also about TV shows like 'Hart to Hart' and 'The Fall Guy' which he was involved with I believe. Jeff Pew, Dana McLemore, Kevin Fidell and Danny Andrago were some of the people he told me about.
I went to a football game with his son Jay at the Univ. of Oregon in 1981 to watch Jay's Venice High classmate Pew play in. Jim and Jay were both great people. I will always remember them.
To the Africa Family, I owe so much to "Big Jim". He was a mentor and role model for me at Jiffy Mart. A good man and a great friend.
To The Entire Africa Family,
Condolences to each and every one of you.
I remember Jim from Jiffy Mart. However, I really got to know and LOVE HIM at the golf course. To say he will be missed is an under statement. Jim was one in a million, positive, always upbeat, funny beyond belief, HONEST, a truly HARD WORKER, and a pretty darn good golfer,(when his back wasn't hurting). He loved his family and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. I can hear his laughter and see his smile. His passing is a great loss to many. I only hope there is CROWN ROYAL in heaven. I do and will miss you my FRIEND. We're happy to donate to the Heart Association in your name because you had such a great big heart!
LOVE and HUGS
Denise Wallace & Lisa Donnelly
Dear Jody and Family,
(As were heard from our daughter, Katie, from your facebook page, wanted to forward this message to guestbook, in the event it was not received.)
Along with our condolences to Sue, Jimmie, Jill, Rich, and their Families,
Our thoughts are with each of you in prayer and sincere sympathy, with hearing about the recent loss of Jim.
He was a good person, husband and father, provider for his family.
May you feel strength and compassion, as you share all the wonderful times and memories, that you enjoyed with him.
Again, with sympathy and loving thoughts, from our families to yours.
Ken and Raegene
Katie, Ben and Michael
Kristine, Keith, Collin and Johnathan