• "My brother's worked with Jim at UF and he would come to..."
  • "To my Loving Brother: I will miss you so very much..."
    - Cecil Highsmith
  • "Uncle Delma, I still can't believe you're really gone...."
    - Brittany & Wayne Bauman
  • "Uncle Jim you will be missed and never forgotten. We love..."


James (Jim) Delma Highsmith was born March 31, 1947 in Jesup Georgia, to Martha Rosezella and Coleman Clarence Highsmith. Jim passed away June 11, 2014 at his Archer residence.

He is survived by his wife Maria M. Highsmith, sons Bret C. Perich and Jimmy Highsmith. Surviving siblings: Sadie Marie Worman, Mary Scranton, Cecil E. Highsmith, Marvin M. Highsmith and Nancy H. Baker. Jim served 23 years in the Air Force where his service also included tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force he began a 20 year career with the UF Physical plant and bio technologies divisions. Jim retired from UF in March 2011.

There will be a viewing at Forest Meadows Funeral Home on Tuesday June 17, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm.

Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609 (352)378-2528. Please sign Jim's online guestbook at:


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Published in Gainesville Sun from June 16 to June 17, 2014
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