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James passed peacefully away May 12, 2017 after a long battle with multiple Illnesses. He was born Feb. 10, 1951. He attended Oakwood School District and resided in Oakwood.
A lot of people knew him as "Wildman" from his years at the Fairmount Quarries. Jim worked in heating and air conditioning in Mobile, Ala. for several years. Everyone who knew Jim realizes what a free life he lived. He did what he wanted, when he wanted. He truly was a free man. Jim had a great sense of humor and was polite and sweet to every woman he met.
He enjoyed fishing, mushrooming, hunting and all times spent in the woods. He watched a lot of football (Roll Tide) and always had the Western channel on his television. He was loved by his family and many friends and will be truly missed by all.
Jim is survived by two daughters, Shannon Wilson (Mike) and Jamie Lightcap (Ricky) of Mobile, Ala.; eight grandchildren; parents, William and Arleigh Thompson; five siblings, Arah Schreyer Thompson, Priscilla Hobbs (Mick), Janice Heath (Greg), Bruce Thompson (Stacy) and Mary Lou Frerichs (Steve); many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew, all that were close to his heart and dear to him. Jim was preceded by his favorite dog "Grumpy".
A celebration of Jim "Wildman's" life will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Pollywogs Assoc. Clubhouse on Saturday, June 10. Come and share some stories with us all.
The family will hold private graveside services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Hospital for Children. Online condolences: www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
Published on May 23, 2017
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