Thank you, Jim and family, for asking me to officiate at your dad's funeral. He made a lasting impression on my life during my years in Troop 217. He embodied the values of Scouting and passed on to all of us the character that brings honor, compassion, and dignity to life. All of us who loved and treasured your dad will remember you and your family in these days.
Jim, our hearts are with you and your family. Your Dad sounds like he was an amazing man.
BSA Troop 217 was very successful as a result of Jim's leadership and devotion to guiding young boys' transition into men. I was one such beneficiary of Jim's guidance during the late 60's. I think he enjoyed the hikes, camping trips, and service projects more than the scouts because he got to see the transformation take place one step at a time. He helped me lay a strong foundation for the rest of my life. I use the BSA skills, and Jim's encouraging words, each day in my current role as a husband and a manager of people. Thank you Jim for transforming me.
Jim Jr, My condolences in the passing of my cousin Jim. When Tucky died, I tried to reach your dad but could not locate him. The only Lively's left of your dad's generation are Pierce and myself. Please contact me.
Mr Jim is a man I will remember for the rest of my life. It was my priviledge to meet him thru BSA & work with him in getting my boys to Eagle Scout. He will ever be in my memory as a man with a passion for making sure these boys had met the requirements to reach Eagle Scout.
Patty, So sorry to hear about your Father. I remember the trips we made to Montgomery Bell and all the other times we had when we were in Jr. High School. Feel free to contact me. Gail Price Welch