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James "Jim" Leathers Jr.


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James "Jim" Leathers Jr. Obituary
James "Jim" Leathers, Jr. Jan. 15, 1942 - June 19, 2018 Woodland James "Jim" George Leathers, Jr., born Jan. 15, 1942, peacefully passed on June 19, in his hometown of Woodland, following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He is survived by his best friend and wife of nearly 50 years, Carol Leathers; his three sons, James George III and Cameron of Tahoma, CA, and Mark (Kelly) of Vail, CO, and his two granddaughters, Tatum Ann and Tessa James. He is also survived by his siblings, Timothy Leathers, Joan Rhoads, Mike Leathers, Patrick Leathers, and Scott Leathers, as well as a wonderful extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Woodland, to James and Dorothy (Worth) Leathers. He grew up and lived in Woodland until he graduated from Woodland High School in 1960. He attended Willamette University for his undergrad before attending Santa Clara University where he earned his degree in law and then Washington University in St. Louis for his advanced law certification. He practiced tax law in San Francisco at Chickering & Gregory and then Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, before opening up his own firm outside of Lafayette in 1991, which he successfully ran for over 15 years before being diagnosed. On June 19, 1971, he married the love of his life, Carol. Over the course of their marriage, they raised three sons in San Francisco and Lafayette. They eventually moved to Sacramento before heading to Lake Tahoe a place he treasured throughout his entire life. Jim loved nothing more than to watch a good baseball game, whether it was in the stands or on TV. Jim was a lifelong Bay Area sports fan, skier, fisherman, bird hunter and golfer. Above all else, the focus of his life was to be a supportive husband, father, and grandfather who provided for his family. Contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the .
Published in Daily Democrat on July 14, 2018
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