MARINA – Jim passed away from a lengthy illness. Born in Graceville, Fl., Jim joined the army after graduating from high school. A true military man, Jim spent 21 years serving his country with two tours in Korea and Germany. Jim also worked as a criminal investigator for the Naval Department in Key West, Fl. amongst other duties.
Jim met and married his wife, his best friend of 36 years, Ursula, in Monterey, Ca.
Jim is survived by his three sons Duane (Abby), Robert, and Michael (Kristine), and his five grandchildren Maddy, Rob, Dallas, Taeo, and Kai. Gidget, his sweet cheek kissing poodle, will always miss her Daddy.
Jim loved deep sea fishing in Monterey Bay and took many fishing trips to Florida, Alaska, and Mexico. Jim and Ursula also loved a good game of golf, and he never refused a good hand at blackjack. For a good laugh you could always count on a great joke from Jim.
Jim's true passion for cars eventually led Jim to open Clark's Auto Sales in Salinas. After their semi-retirement in 2006, they moved to Yosemite Lakes Park. Jim was a long standing member of the American Legion in Seaside, Ca. and member of the VFW in Marina, Ca.
Visitation will be held at Seaside Funeral Home at Mission Memorial Park, 1915 Ord Grove Ave., on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 10:30-11:30 am., funeral service at 11:30 am, a burial with military honors to follow.
Visit www. missionmortuary.com for online condolences.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Nov. 2, 2013