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James "Jim" Lincicum James "Jim" Donald Lincicum went home to heaven while surrounded by loved ones, on November 10, 2011, after a lengthy illness. Jim was born on August 22, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio. He moved to Montebello, California in the L.A. area with his family in 1941 and graduated from Montebello High School in 1947. Jim immediately entered a barber school and was a barber for many years. Thus began an industrious working career that would become his trademark. There were times he held as many as three jobs at once. On June 26, 1948, he married Delores Harms, his sweetheart of 63 years. He also entered the National Guard that same year and was stationed at Camp Cook. From 1949-1952, he was in the Army and was shipped over to Japan for six months. Jim and Delores started their family in Montebello, where Debbie, Mike, Ken and Jim were born. In 1957, Jim became a firefighter with the L.A. County Fire Department, driving the rear of the hook and ladder fire truck and stayed until Christmas of 1962 when he moved the family to a farm just outside of Lindsay. They moved once more to Tulare in 1964. It was in Tulare that Jim and his family settled. In 1965, he and Delores had their fourth son, Jon. In Tulare, he first worked as a barber and later transferred to selling real estate. Later, he worked for the Housing Authority and finally became an independent building contractor, while also managing a well drilling business. Jim worked hard his whole life, but he would be quick to tell you that the most important decision he ever made was asking Jesus Christ to be Lord of his life. His decision to become a believer came early in his life as he was raised in the Church of God. The last church he was affiliated with was New Hope Valley Church in Visalia. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Clem and Ada Lincicum, his half-brother, Ray Hass; his younger brother, Dickey and sister, Cloris. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Delores; his daughter, Debbie Gick; his four sons, Mike, Ken, Jim and Jon; his older brother, Clem; 11 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 12-8 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at New Hope Valley Church, 5702 W. Caldwell Ave., Visalia. Burial will follow at North Tulare Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lymphoma Foundation of America, 1100 N. Main St., Ste. 110, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Nov. 12, 2011
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