McCOLLUM, JR., JAMES F., 64, of Sebring, FL died suddenly, Saturday evening at Florida Hospital. Jim was born in Reidsville, NC; an Eagle Scout; attended University of Florida and a member of Chi Phi Fraternity; received his B.A.. from Florida Atlantic University and his Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law. He moved to Sebring in 1972 and established his law practice and later opened American Service Title & Escrow. Jim was a very involved community leader; a past president of Sebring Jaycees, Sebring Chamber of Commerce, a founding member and past president of the Highlands Little Theatre; board member of Good Shepherd Hospice; Community Redevelopment Agency, Eagle Scout Board of Review, YMCA Primal Connection and served as a judge and board member for Heartland Idol. He proudly represented the Highlands County School Board as its Attorney for 25 years. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Dell McCollum and a sister, Delphine McAmis. He is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Sue and daughters and their husbands, Audra Lynne McCollum Bowers and Alejandro Bowers of Miami, FL, Amy McCollum Sullivan and Jay Sullivan, Charlotte, NC; grandson, Alexander Edward Bowers, IV; nieces, Kathy Sakats and Pam Harrell; Kristina Shasek Parker nephews, Brad McAmis and Edward R. Shasek. A memorial service 4:00 pm, Thursday, August 19th at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive. A celebration of Jim's life will follow at Highlands Little Theatre. The family suggest memorials to any of the following: Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Good Shepherd Hospice, Highlands Little Theatre,
Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in his Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.
Death: August 14, 2010
Place of Birth: Reidsville, NC
Organizations: a past president of
Sebring Chamber of Commerce,
a founding member and past,
president of the Highlands Little Theatre;
board member of Good Shepherd Hospice;
Community Redevelopment Agency,
YMCA Primal Connection,
and served as a judge and
board member for Heartland Idol
Highlands County School Board Attorney
Preceded In Death By
James F. and Dell McCollum (Parents)
Delphine McAmis (Sister)
Sue McCollum (Wife)
Audra Lynne McCollum Bowers (Alejandro) Daughter
Amy McCollum Sullivan (Jay) Daughter
4:00 pm, Thursday, August 18th
St. Agnes Episcopal Church
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Fl.
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Celabration Of Life
Following Memorial Service
Highlands Little Theatre
356 West Center Avenue, Sebring, FL.
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