July 30-1951- July 9-2012
Age 61 years, 11 months and 20 days
Jim passed away suddenly on July 9th, 2012. For all that knew Jim it is a tragic loss. He was an Air Force veteran from Georgia who had also lived in Korea, Guam and lastly in Angeles City. As the manager for Garfield’s Last Stand he was widely known and respected not only at Garfield’s but through out the many sections of the city.
The active military personnel that came to Angles City would upon visiting Garfield’s seek Jim out to shake hands and say hello and not only the active military but people that lived in Angeles. He was just that kind of person, quite and unassuming with a quick smile. Ready to provide information for anyone that needed help on where to stay or the location of a needed item that someone needed to purchase.
Jim was buried at Clark National Cemetery on Friday 13th, 2012 conducted by the VFW post and attended by many of his friends. When Jim’s Mother was contacted about his passing away she replied: “Bury Jim at Clark so he can watch the C-130’s take off from Clark”.
Jim liked cigars, red wine and also loved the night life of Angeles City. When friends came from Guam or Korea he would join them in a late night of bar hopping at various bars along Fields and Perimeter Road after Garfield’s closed for the night and sometimes these would last a few days.
Along with a love of country music and his dry sense of humor he was a delight to be around. It has been said that a man’s life can be judged by the respect and friends that person had, if that be the case then Jim Jones was a Giant. You will be missed our friend.