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.