His dedicated staff and many customers and colleagues say they will remember him for his attention to detail and his loyalty to Florida Tile. "Jim was a constant and sturdy figure in the name of the company, Florida Tile notes. "Even through turbulent times, like the death of Jimmy Sikes and the many changes in ownership, customers could always be calmed by his kind words and ever-presence."
Taking a semi-retirement in 2009, he and wife Brenda moved to Utah to be closer to their sons. Jim was a mentor, colleague, and most of all, a friend to the many individuals whose paths he crossed and will be truly missed by all at Florida Tile. "This is a great loss to all of us here at Florida Tile and the entire tile industry," said the company.
Services are as follows:
Visitation will be held Friday August 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 State Road 39 South, Plant City, FL 33567
Phone: (813) 737-3128; www.hopewellfuneral.com
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m.
Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 8201 Cedar Grove Church Road, Plant City, FL 33567
The family will be accepting flowers or any donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org).