I was Chairman for a time of the now defunct Zoology Department in which Jim functioned. I did not have much contact with him but when I did it was always laconic which suited me fine! I did learn that he had become a golf enthusiast which, my being a Scotsman where it all began, meant that he was OK!
I worked with Jim at UT for about 4 years and of all the people I worked with he was my favorite. GREAT personality. A great loss, but a bit of Jim's personality will live on in all that knew him and learned from him.
Jim was a true friend and an inspiration; he will be greatly missed. May God's peace and loving arms hold close all those dear to him in this difficult time.
Your family are in our prayers. May God help you in your time of sorrow.
Jeff and the Skipper family, our love and support will always be here for you.