Jim King (1947 - 2018)

Obituary
  • "My condolences, thoughts and prayers for Jim and all of his..."
    - Alex Cann
  • "Jim was great boss who put up with a lot of crazy county..."
    - Kevin Whelan
  • " May you hold dear the memories of your loved one and may..."
    - Kristina
  • "Sincerest sympathies to the family and friends. May your..."
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    - Don Deresz

James M. King of North Miami, Florida passed away on September 8th. He was 71. Jim was born in Augusta, GA on April 7th, 1947 to James Sr. and Clara Mae. He graduated from North Miami Senior High in 1965 and served in the US Army as a Communications Specialist in Pleiku, Vietnam. He studied Environmental Science at FIU and began a long career as a Naturalist for Miami-Dade County Parks & Recreation. He supervised various nature centers, Eco-Adventures and was instrumental in the restoration of Crandon Park after Hurricane Andrew. Retiring in 2013 after 43 years of service, he remained an active member in his church and the environmental community. Jim loved gardening, bird watching and nature photography. Jim is survived by his wife, Candace of 43 years; his children Michael (Irene), Annette (Shelby), Scott (Brie), Eric (Bridgette); granddaughters Rhyannon & Eira and his many rescue cats. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 16th at Fulford UMC- 1900 NE 164th St. NMB at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting donations to the South Florida Wildlife Center.
Published in the Miami Herald on Sept. 14, 2018