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Robert "Jim" E Jameson
  • September 10, 1922
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  • May 19, 2012

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Robert “Jim” Jameson, 89 of New Smyrna Beach passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012. He was born on September 10, 1922 in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky to Charles and Margaret Jameson. Jim was a member of the Elks Lodge 1557 and Coronado Methodist Church. He enjoyed boating and canoeing. Jim joined the Army before WWII and was one of the early members of the Army Air Corp. which later became the US Air Force. He was the youngest First Sergeant appointed by the Air Force.   During WWII he served in the European Theater of Operations.  Following the war, he spent his time in many US and Territorial Bases.   He retired in 1961 at McCoy Air Force Base after serving his country proudly for twenty years.   After the Air Force, he was employed by Pan American Airways at the Cape Canaveral space operations until he retired. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Mary Lou Jameson; daughters Lynn (Ray) Crawford, Cindy (Don) Belcher; grandsons Keith Tackett, Chad Crawford; granddaughter Jennifer Bass; brother John Jameson; sisters Janet Bickell, Olive Jameson.        Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

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  1. 08 Jun 2012
    Angie says:
    What a special soul your Father was. Only had the privalage of meeting him a couple of times. But I know how special he was and is to you your Mom and Lynn. He dwells with our Holy Father now. PRAYING FOR YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS.

  2. 04 Jun 2012
    Denise Tackett Crosby says:
    Jim was an amazing man; I'll rate him right up there with my dad who was also an amazing man Cindy! Just think their both in heaven "Dancing On The Clouds" . I'm praying for total comfort and peace for you and your family!

  3. 28 May 2012
    Tom & Jane McConnell says:
    This is Memorial Day and Jim should have been at the NSB Service, rather than us memorializing him. He was a mainspring in this building for years - even taking over the electrical committee as the neared 90. I helped slightly when he repaired the West staircase windows - but remember him mostly working on the old dock. He had turned 80 and I was a youthful 73, but no way could I keep up with him. We re-fastened all the dock moorrings and put in 20 ft. pipes to stabilize it. We probably gave that old relic (the dock), that is) four more years of life. Then Hurricane Francis did it in. He lost his precious sailboat to Francis, as well (but I think I saw Mary Lou dancing on the balcony as the old ship went down. Then Jim was instrumental in getting the canal cleared - arranging for the crane from Gerry's Marinia. With Tom G. & Don B. doing most of the work- a good time was had by all.
    Jim always blamed me an my "ilk" for his hearing loss. One of us "Damned fools" parked an F-86 with the engine running outside his office window and the whinning engine did him in. Truth is everyone who was around jet engines for a while couldn't hear. But we all laughed it off.
    He served his Country well and gloriously and served his neighborhood, as well. "TEN HUT" PRESENT ARMS. A SALUTE TO A GRAND OLD SOLDIER.!! We don't see his like...not very often.
    God Bless!

  4. 28 May 2012
    Mary Harper says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I'm sorry to hear about Jims' passing. He was a good neighbor. I will surly miss seeing him at the elevator.

  5. 25 May 2012
    Mark & Kathy Snell says:
    In May 1981, Kathy and I moved to Florida and were neighbors of Jim and Mary Lou for a short time. When we moved we came with long hair,a fiesty dog and two beat up vehicles. Jim and I had words once about our dog chasing he and Mary Lous friendly squirells. All resolved with no problem. My old truck and me got a roofing job and while readying the truck for work I completely messed up the carburator. Jim watched me struggle then came over and rebuilt the carburator and fixed my truck. After we moved Jim and Mary Lou would stop by our carlot on their way to or from Ocala. Jim was a good man to the core. He was a good friend to my parents,Bonnie and Charles Snell. I told my father of Jims passing with a heavy heart. My Dad spoke of their years of friendship and neighbors. Jim,we will miss you and will see you on the other side. Thinking of you Mary Lou.

    Mark and Kathy Snell

  6. 25 May 2012
    Daphne Henderson says:
    My Deepest sympathy. He will be missed.
    Daphne in unit 505

  7. 24 May 2012
    Cindy Belcher says:
    We miss you dad. See you up there!

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