William James (Jimmy) Brockett, Jr.
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William James (Jimmy) Brockett, Jr. of Tallahassee, died peacefully at St. Augustine Plantation on April 21, 2014. Jimmy was born in Bainbridge, Georgia on June 24, 1937 to the late William James and Lillie Mel Brockett. He graduated from Bainbridge High School and attended the University of Georgia.After college, Jimmy lived in Atlanta and worked in sales for several years before moving to Tallahassee in 1970. He started Brockett Construction in 1974, building custom and spec homes in Killearn Estates, Shannon Forest and Foxcroft. He also served as president of the Tallahassee Builders Association from 1977-1978.Later in his career, Jimmy worked for Leon County schools as a building supervisor and retired in 2010 from Clements, Rutherford & Assoc. an Architectural / Const. management firm as a liaison in construction management for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, various public schools, and projects throughout the south.
Jimmy was an avid golfer and tennis player. He loved fishing and diving in the Gulf of Mexico and summer visits to St. Teresa. He will be remembered mostly for his loyalty and love of family, and his famous lemon butter BBQ chicken.
Jimmy is survived by his sons Barry and Jim (wife Carol)of Tallahassee and Jon of Los Angeles, CA. Other survivors include his grandchildren Rachel, Kendall, Kathryn, Will Brockett of Tallahassee and Marc Boddorff of St. Augustine, FL; his sister Betty Benton of Charlotte, NC and his former wife Ann Brockett.
A memorial service will be held over the summer at St. Teresa Beach.Details will be forthcoming. His family wishes to thank Big Bend Hospice and St. Augustine Plantation for their care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Apr. 27, 2014