Jim was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on November 24th, 1935. His family moved to Mesa one year later. They were ranchers in the east valley for many years.
He attended Mesa High School. He was employed by General Motors at the Desert Proving Grounds for 30 years as a supervisor for Cadillac.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Flossie Poole, brothers Walter (Ronnie), Sterling (Sonny), and Charles.
He is survived by his wife Ann, brother Roger and sister Helen Johnson.
He leaves behind three sons, Russ (Candy), Kelly (Shannon), Jimmy (Amber), and a daughter Jennifer Crane (Aaron), numerous nieces and nephews, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
No services are planned. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either:
Hospice of the Valley 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix AZ 85014
Alzheimer's Association at website: https://act.alz.org/