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Rev. Jim ~ 1/23/13

 


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 24, 2013, 12:29 PM
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Jim passed away early this morning due to health issues.

A long time regular at the WFFC and drop-zones around the Midwest, Jim was truly a good man and an unforgettable character that I was honored to call my friend.

Fly free my brother. Be at ease, your friends & family will keep an eye on Courtney for you. She'll do well, you gave her a wonderful start in life, no doubt she will continue to make you proud.

Blue Skies Rev.


Skyrad  (B License)

Jan 24, 2013, 1:30 PM
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RIP Rev Jim

BSBD


Bolas  (D License)

Jan 24, 2013, 1:30 PM
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Link to his thread in Talkback: Fitting for a Postwhore Smile

http://www.dropzone.com/...post=4431567#4431567

Blue Skies Forever


diablopilot  (D License)

Jan 24, 2013, 3:46 PM
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Blues skies, black death..... peace upon your family Jim.


jceman  (D 19212)

Jan 24, 2013, 4:55 PM
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I'm gonna miss Jim.

Now I'll go do something I rarely do these days and have a dram or two of fine single malt in his honor ...


skydiver30960  (D License)

Jan 24, 2013, 5:14 PM
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Blue ones, Reverend. I will always remember your smile.

Elvisio "heavy heart" Rodriguez


lawrocket  (Student)

Jan 24, 2013, 6:01 PM
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Reverend Jim was another guy I never got to know in person but on here and elsewhere and his sincerity with his caring was just striking. He was a man whose love knew no bounds. And there was no pretense from him. HE was real and someone whom I respected as much as I liked. I haven't heard from him in a while and I'm saddened by that.

I've missed you, RevJim. I will continue to.

I am not a religious man, but John 14:27 said, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.


ladyskydiver

Jan 24, 2013, 6:27 PM
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Frown

RIP, my friend. BSBD


Snowwhite

Jan 24, 2013, 7:43 PM
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Just got a FB msg from Kortney. She says that she will attend to funeral arrangements tomorrow AM and will be letting us all know what they are as soon as it is settled. She is hoping that there will be a skydiving tribute as soon as the Wisconsin weather breaks.


JanineMarie

Jan 25, 2013, 4:42 AM
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Blue skies! A big part of so many of my convention memories.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jan 25, 2013, 4:44 AM
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Please tell her how much love and respect we all had for her Dad. Smile


streaker  (A 47552)

Jan 25, 2013, 7:11 AM
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You'll be missed by many Rev Jim.....Thanks for giving me
my first canopy.....

Blue Skies, light winds, perfect spots...Fly free Jim!


dzdiva  (No License)

Jan 25, 2013, 1:08 PM
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Fly free my friend! You were one of a kind and will be missed by those of us fortunate to call you friend.

Blue skies sweetie.


Kris  (D 26033)

Jan 25, 2013, 3:19 PM
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Jim, I'm really gonna' miss all the trouble we used to get into at WFFC. Frown


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dzdiva  (No License)

Jan 25, 2013, 4:49 PM
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Nice pic Kris, thanks for sharing.


futuredivot  (Student)

Jan 25, 2013, 6:35 PM
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Kort is gathering pictures of Jim for his memorial. If anyone can provide any you can email them to me at futuredivot(at)gmail.com much appreciated


anne  (C 31858)

Jan 26, 2013, 8:52 AM
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R.I.P. Rev
Condolences to his family and friends.


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daddysjumper

Jan 26, 2013, 1:14 PM
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It's amazing to see how many people cared about my dad, it brought tears to my eyes to see how many hearts he has touched. I will be following in his footsteps and hope to accomplish the same that he has. If anyone would like to come to the funeral (I understand that it may be difficult, but words can't even describe how appreciative I will be and have been for everyone's support), then please message me.


Snowwhite

Jan 27, 2013, 8:46 AM
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His funeral visitation will be 4-7pm on Tuesday and again on Wedensday starting at noon, service will be at 1pm, with lunch being served afterwards. I know that his skydiving friends are from all over the world, but ALL are more than welcome to come.

This is a message I recieved yesterday afternoon from Kortney. I hope that we all will continue to keep this brave young lady in our thoughts and prayers as she puts her fathers final wishes in motion.


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 27, 2013, 9:03 AM
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In reply to:
It's amazing to see how many people cared about my dad, it brought tears to my eyes to see how many hearts he has touched. I will be following in his footsteps and hope to accomplish the same that he has. If anyone would like to come to the funeral (I understand that it may be difficult, but words can't even describe how appreciative I will be and have been for everyone's support), then please message me.

My sincerest condolences Kortney.

As you know, your dad was a very special person that made an impression on everyone he touched.

A piece of his and spirit and his kindness live on in all of us that knew him.


Usetawuz  (D 2747)

Jan 27, 2013, 3:48 PM
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RIP. Prayers and thoughts to the family.


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377  (F 666)

Jan 28, 2013, 2:08 PM
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Met rev Jim at WFFC and never forgot him. Such a warm and decent guy. He lit up everything he touched with that big heart of his.

He will be missed, now and always.

377


selbbub78  (C 34824)

Feb 3, 2013, 4:52 AM
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Wow, working out of the country and not having great internet connection, sometimes takes you a while to find out a friend is in trouble or dies. Rev. Jim is truly a fantastic person who has touched mine as well as other's hearts. He's truly a good person, and I will be missing him greatly. Such a great honor to know, met, and call him a friend.

Blue Skies Always!

CReW Skies,
Bubbles


RkyMtnHigh  (D 29121)

Feb 4, 2013, 8:48 AM
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:( I just noticed this...terribly heartbroken. We've had so much fun over the years. He truly was an awesome friend. I'll cherish the memories in my heart forever.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Feb 4, 2013, 4:28 PM
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JIm was an odd cat, but I did like meeting him at WFFC a few years in a row. Sad to hear of his passing.

Chuck



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