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James Irving "Jim" Montgomery Jr.


1947 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
James Irving "Jim" Montgomery Jr. Obituary
MONTGOMERY
James "Jim" Irving Montgomery, Jr. passed away on September 8, 2018. He was born on March 8, 1947, in Jacksonville, Florida. Jim was a graduate of Landon High School and the University of South Florida, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Jim was employed by U.S. Gypsum Corporation in Tampa, Jacksonville, and New Orleans. In 1978 he relocated to the Punta Gorda, FL. area where he became Vice President of Operations for the Donelson Group, which developed Fisherman's Village and Emerald Pointe. In 1985 he started Southwest Construction of Florida, Inc., and built custom homes in Charlotte County for over 30 years. He was past president of the Chamber of Commerce, an original member of the Conquistadors, and was past president of Rotary Club.
Jim was an avid golfer and fisherman. He loved watching football and spending time with his granddaughters.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, James "Monty" Irving Montgomery, Sr. and Patricia Webb Montgomery. He is survived by his children, April (Joseph Jr.) Schortz, James "Monty" Montgomery III, and Stephanie Ann (Travis) Winesett, all of Punta Gorda, FL; sister, Gail Montgomery (Bob) Courter of St. Johns, FL; granddaughters Hailey Schortz, Peighton Schortz, and Sailor Winesett; and niece, Grace Montgomery (Chris) Hayes of Dallas, TX.
Memorial services for Jim were held on September 14 at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home in Punta Gorda.

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 16, 2018
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