James Clifford Shows, II

August 30, 1940March 15, 2014
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James Clifford Shows II of Pensacola, Florida passed away March 15, 2014. Beloved brother and uncle he was born August 30, 1940 in Jones County, Mississippi to James Sr. and Minnie Shows. A retired civil

service mathematician, he is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Shows and a nephew, Ted Hatcher. He is survived by his sisters, Gretta Hatcher (Wally), Rebecka Kirkland (Jerry), Carrie Threlkeld (Dave); nieces and nephews, Deborah Man, Dean Brown (Newell), Leila Belt (Brian), Cara Morris (Eric), Wes Nobles (Sarah) and several great nieces and nephews.

An honorable, educated and intelligent man, he was born with a servant’s heart. He assumed the role of family patriarch as a young man selflessly and generously guiding and assisting many generations of his family through the triumphs and tragedies of their lives. He will be greatly missed as his life was a blessing to all who knew him.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00am with funeral service to follow at 11:00am. Bayview Fischer Pou is in charge of arrangements. Flowers may be sent to Bayview or donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 19, 2014

James Clifford Shows, II

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PHS Class of '58

March 22, 2014

We are very sorry to learn of James' passing. He was our classmate at PHS; and will be missed by many. Our condolences go out to all of his family.

Bruce McCraw MD

March 19, 2014

I had the privilege,in prior years, of being involved in the care of Mrs. Minnie Shows and her son Jim Shows ,with the capable assistance of sister(and Nurse) Gretta,among others.They faced the ravages of severe heart disease with intelligence and courage and with as positive an outlook in the circumstances, as one could ever expect to see.The family,in this time of grief,can take pride in their legacy.

robert Mcdaniel

March 19, 2014

I knew Shows at the Computer Sciences Lab.He was a good fellow and will be missed.

Robert Moring

March 19, 2014

I got to know James while he was working at the Math Lab at Eglin AFB. He was a very good friend. I continued to send e-mail messages after we retired from the Math Lab. My Thought and prayers are with his family and loved ones at this time.

March 19, 2014

I was also a co-worker with James at the Computer Science Lab, Eglin AFB. He was a very intelligent and dedicated professional and I enjoyed working with him. My sincere condolences to the family.

Frank Doty (Gainesville,Ga.)

James Chandler

March 18, 2014

James and I were co-workers at the Computer Sciences Lab , Eglin AFB. Though I didn't see him often, we were good friends and I will miss him.

James Chandler

March 18, 2014

Mr. Jim was a wonderful neighbor and will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during these difficult times.

Gary and Linda Golson (Neighbors)

American Heart Association

March 18, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always