James Patrick McCormick started his final journey Saturday morning from the house he built for himself in the Conecuh Forrest of southern Alabama.
Jim had an exciting and varied life. He graduated from Schulte High School in 1962 and from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He served with the Peace Corps in the country of Brazil, where he learned to speak Portuguese, taught sanitation processes, and experienced much of the country and customs. After serving with the Peace Corps Jim joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Truckee. He saw a great part of the world's foreign ports and lands, which he had always longed to visit.
After finishing his military service, Jim lived in Florida, where he started several successful businesses. His great joy was in renewing houses and in building homes. He helped a great many families afford homes who couldn't otherwise afford them.
Jim moved to a pecan farm in southern Alabama. He was noted for rescuing abandoned dogs and animals. During his last days he was guarded closely by six of his loyal canine friends.
He had a very good life; good business friends, neighbors and longtime friends and family that will miss him dearly. He lived his life as he wanted it no regrets. He was the son of Joseph and Peggy McCormick, who preceded him in death; and survived by siblings Jerry McCormick, Robert (Jan) McCormick, Janet (Don) Furnas, Sandy (Jay) Scamihorn and Dianne McCormick; and several nieces and nephews. Per Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place and his final resting place is on his farm in Alabama.
Published on August 25, 2017