Jim has served youth bowling in Sumter for approximately 30 years. He began working with junior bowling in the 1960’s when his children were junior bowlers. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Sumter Junior Bowling Association for many years. During this time, he was approached while attending the State Bowling Tournament and asked to attend the State meeting as a visitor. At this meeting, he was appointed as a representative of Sumter on the State Board. Throughout the years of service on the State board, he helped implement many new and positive changes for the Junior Leaders Program. Some of these changes were the Traveling League and the start of the Newsletter. Through this period, he was involved in bringing forward new suggestions on how to improve the State Bowling Tournament.
In the 1970’s, it was an honor for Jim to be elected as one of the first Youth Leader Advisors. At this time, he was also elected to be the Editor of the newsletter, “7-10 Post”. Through his printing knowledge he was able to supply many of the forms needed for the State Bowling Tournament and did so for many years.
He also served on the State Board of Directors for many years in the 1980’s, but due to his work commitments was forced to resign. Jim still loves junior bowling because of the wonderful fellowship and competitiveness it brings to young people, who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Jim and his wife, Ruby, have two children: Bill and Meta. They have two grandchildren: Stephanie (20) and Derek (14).
Obituary – Died Saturday October 22, 2016
Bullock Funeral Home Obituary – James was born on December 17, 1930 and passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016. James was a resident of Sumter, South Carolina at the time of his passing. He was graduating high school. Jim served fourteen of his twenty years at Shaw Air Force Base. He was married to Ruby. A funeral service will be held on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Aaron Reed officiating. The entombment will take place in the Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday October 26, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.