June 5, 1926 to March 20, 2013
Brother Jim leaves behind Marie, his loving wife of more than 65 years. Jim was a native of Louisiana who also has a surviving son, Mike Parker and step son, Keith Davis. He has five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Jim worked for Pacific Gas and Electric for 45 years and served in the US Navy.
Brother Ken Rawles, the Santa Rosa Retirees Club Recorder and retired PG&E Substation Electrician relayed it best when told us that Jim was an active participant at the Retirees Club meetings. Jim kept them flowing smoothly by reminding us from time to time about Robert’s Rules of Order! Ken first met Jim at the Santa Rosa Substation M&C department in 1970. Jim was a telecomm Tech who worked his way up from Electrician and understood all the aspects of High Voltage Electrical and Utility Communications work.
A very active IBEW 1245 member, Jim had spent some time as the Santa Rosa Unit Chairman.
Brother Rawles concluded his remarks by saying, I looked over at his empty chair in Santa Rosa [Retirees Club] this morning and have to say we already miss him.” A very touching and true statement as we all mourn the loss of a fine Brother. We send all of our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.
The memorial service will be private.