I did not know him, but I know his brother, Terry. I am very sad for the family. They are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom Lehner, family friend
Jim had an unmistakable voice and a highly infectious laugh. When Jim spoke, everyone listened. He had this amazing teaching ability. I learned more from Jim in the time that I worked with him than anyone else. He always meant what he said and said what he meant, which is so rare. He used to always say that the most important thing in life is being happy. He worshipped and adored his family and was a true and dear friend to all that he knew.
Harmony Smith, co-worker
Jim served on the Board of Directors of the FINEX division of the New York Cotton Exchange, now the New York Board of Trade, for several years. I remember his quick wit, smile and positive outlook. He taught me never to be timid about calling people to ask for help. He firmly believed that most people, even in a competitive business environment, truly enjoy being helpful. Thank you, Jim, for that nugget. God bless you.
Jon Peabody, colleague