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Liz Cavin

January 1, 2013

Larry Tankersly stopped by with some of that good Valley fruit and broke the sad news of Jim's passing. I am so sorry for you and your girl's loss. I met Jim once at your house and he seemed like such a good man. I am at a loss for comforting words, but know that I care and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

December 15, 2012

My sincere condolences to the family. I am a cousin of Jims; the son of Leah, his Aunt. I only meet Jim once for a short time but he was extremely pleasant and friendly. Jim was a wonderful individual. We talked about sharing a meal sometime. How I wish we had done that.

John Lee McCarty

Nan (Butler) Newbrough

December 15, 2012

My heart felt condolences to Jan and family for your loss. Having worked with Jim for several years, I found him to be a most likable person and wonderful family man. He will be sorely missed by all.

Gabriel Avendano

December 11, 2012

Our heartfelt condolences to the family.God is always nearby to give us the strenght we need during these very difficult times. Our prayers are with all the family.
Gabriel Avendano class of '63

Betty Richardson Kuykendall

December 10, 2012

My condolences to the family. Jimmy was a high school friend. Reading about the football days brings back many memories. He wore his letter jacket and was really proud of it. He was quite a young man then, as i know he was throughout his life.

Don Curl

December 10, 2012

Dear Jann, Mindy and Christina, I know how hard is was for you to watch Jim slip away over so many days. Just know that what he left behind was so meaningful to the many people he touched over the years. My first memory of Jimmy Joe was watching him play in his playpen in the living room of the small apartment Norm and Dorothy rented while Norm was at Lackland in San Antonio. I was only 5 or 6 at the time, but the memory has stayed with me all these years. He is my cousin. I remember being with the Schroeder family in the house out back when Doc was taking care of our large herd of dairy cows we had in the pens by the canal bank. Norm, Blackie, Jane and Bob singing in harmony along with their folks. What great times. One Christmas day we were all at the log house for dinner and Norm put boxing gloves on Jimmy and I and tried to teach us how to box. Jimmy hit harder than I did. I could go on and on with old stories, but right now I want you to know how much I share your grief, miss Jim and have another hole in my life that won't be filled until we are all together again. Though Jim is gone, know that you are not alone.
Love,Your Cousin, Don

Annette and Anna Rios Barrers

December 9, 2012

Mindy, and family. I never met your dad but I have always heard great things about him. There are no better words to describe him but Mr. Mission, and what an honor that is for those of us who love our beloved city of Mission. I know that there are no words to comfort you, but it appears god needed him in heaven. My love to all of you, May you find comfort and strength knowing you had such a great man and all he blessed in your lives. In love and light Namaste.

Bill Warfield

December 9, 2012

Jann, Mindy, and Family...I already miss Jim's smile and his friendly, caring nature. I knew he was a great person the first time I met him at a car show ( that goes double for you Jann!)

It was a real treat when he invited me over to your "compound", ride the cart, and look at the homes, the trees, the plants, the pond, and of course, all the cars and all the various memorabilia.

Jann...I know you and Mindy will get through this difficult time, because you have a close knit family and close friends you consider family.

Please don't be a stranger to your "car community". We all look forward to seeing you and Mindy.


Linda de los Santos

December 8, 2012

Dearest Jann, I had met Jim only a few times and found him to be such a quiet, calm, sensitive man who loved his family with all his heart. Knowing that you chose him to be in your life told me just how wonderful he was and continues to be. One could see the love between you. My sincerest sympathy to you and the girls. My belief is that Jim is merely in another beautiful place/life surrounded by his loved ones including his beloved pets. He is watching over you and will be there when God brings you "Home." Know this and watch & listen for sounds/scents which will tell you he is right there beside you. My love to you always, and may God Bless & Keep You and Your Family.

Tom Curl

December 8, 2012

I was a few years younger than "Jimmy Joe" but well remember the big family get-togethers in the 1950's-60's after the family moved south from Iowa in the 1940's. Lynda and I extend our sympathies to Jann and the family in the passing of a good man.