iconJAMES, ROBERT LEONARD "JIM" July 31, 1919 to December 8, 2012 Jim was born in Hickory Point, TN. In 1938 he joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Tennessee on December 7, 1941. He was honored to be a Pearl Harbor survivor and was able to participate in the 70th Anniversary activities last year in Hawaii. After retiring from the Navy in 1958, Jim worked at SDG&E as a security guard and then as a meter reader until he retired in 1981. After retirement, Jim and his wife, local artist Arlene James, enjoyed traveling as their hobby and became world-wide tourists. Jim is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Arlene; sisters Edna Galloway and Mary Louise Vaughan; sister-in-law, Mary Kinnischtzke; niece and husband, Patti and Mark Smith; great-nieces, Brittany Worcester, Ashley Hamill, and Terri Shivers Boylan; and the extended families of, John, Karen, and Rebecca Tanner; Christine and Alex Sherer; Tracy and Bill Strange; Pam and Randy Norman; Kathy Tylski; Gail and Dennis Rodriguez; Barry and Jeanie Smith; and Roy Graham. It is fitting that the last day he spent on earth was Pearl Harbor Day.

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Published in U-T San Diego on Dec. 16, 2012