Spearman, James

James "Jim" Earl Spearman

June 16, 1956 - December 4, 2021

James Earl Spearman of McKinney, Texas passed away on December 4, 2021 at the age of 65. He was born in California to James Harlen Spearman and Patricia Ann Cochrane.

Those left to cherish Jim’s memory are his wife, Linda S. Spearman of McKinney, Texas; his son, Brian Spearman and his two grandchildren, Blake R. Spearman and Paige M. Spearman; his mother, Pat Spearman and his brother, William Spearman of Idaho.

He is preceded in death by his father, James H. Spearman.

Jim worked as a sales representative for PDU and PDUCAT for 35 years and was still with them when he passed. This company was his life and joy. He met many wonderful people throughout his career. He was loved by all wherever he went, and he will never be forgotten.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Jim’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/james-jim-earl-spearman. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.  

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My deepest sympathy to the Spearman family. Jim will not be forgotten. Dan Lindemann, January 15, 2022 What fond memories we have of Jim. He was not only our sales person, he was our great friend. Knowing him for many years, we came to appreciate his raspy voice, his boisterous laughter, and his concern for all his customers and their families. It was always great to see Jim at our business, Allied Trophy, and at the many Texas Trophy Shows. Also, Frank always looked so forward to the annual golf tournaments which Jim hosted and ran so well. His product knowledge was outstanding, but his love of life was even more so. We are so sorry that because of the Omicron, we will not be able to attend today, but Linda, you and your family will be in our hearts and prayers as we watch online. Goodbye to a great friend, salesman, and a caring person.
Frank and Iva Holyfield, January 15, 2022 Jim was a great friend and we will miss him. He was instrumental in in success of our trophy shop. Mickey & Tina Harper, January 15, 2022 Luv you buddy. Will always remember our times together.
david e chalfant, January 14, 2022 We will miss you Jim especially your great hugs and the BS playing golf. We will not be there to pay our respects to your family because we have Covid but you all are in our prayers. Rest In Peace.
Mike & Liz Wiggins, January 14, 2022 Jim was a super guy, always happy and great attitude. Bart and I truly felt a true friend in him when we had Maverick Awards & Gifts. Kathy Robinson, January 13, 2022 I grew up with Jimmy in Boise, and lived 2 blocks away. We did a lot together from riding bikes as kids, to shooting archery, to water skiing, to brewing (and drinking) beer, and were even each other’s first roommates after High School. I was lucky enough to get together with Jimmy last summer a couple of times, and talk about all these things we did, and try to remember exactly what we did; but there was simply too much. Only now that he is gone, I realize that in all these years I never once saw him angry. And I realize this is part of the reason we did so much together; he was very easy to be around. But that wasn’t his greatest gift; I think his greatest gift was mingling with all different types of people and bringing them together. He was like mortar between disparate personalities. Only now when I reflect on our times together, does this become self evident. And because of that and his good nature, I feel he connected me to many people I would not have gotten to know. I am a better person because of these connections. Thank you Jimmy, for leading the way. Eric Ness, January 12, 2022 We really miss him and we’re thinking about you, Linda & family. He’s in a better place now and may Peace be with you.
Deb & Marty Burke, January 11, 2022 I became friends with Jim & Linda while they came to visit their parents, who live across the street from me, and became much closer when they moved to Boise in April 2020. I'm grateful for the memories we created, the laughs we shared and even the sorrow we endured when his dad passed away. What a loss we have experienced with Jr.'s passing. I send Linda peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. I wish I were there for her to lean on but I believe she knows I am always there for her. Cindy, January 11, 2022 Jim was one of my two closest friends at Boise High (the other Tom Skoro). We spent many a weekend looking for ways to meet girls, drink a cold one, or both. However, Jim was a very outdoors type of person so a lot of time was spent hunting, skiing, or attending his archery and other competitions. At the time foosball was big thing so we constantly played foosball throughout Boise What I remember most was Jim's generous nature. I don't know if he would give you the shirt off his back as I never asked. However he was always there to help when I needed something and he never kept a tab of all the favors I owed him. Jim would come to visit me in Moscow when I attended the University of Idaho, usually in conjunction with a dance or similar activity. I did take him to Hawaii a few years after graduation as my family still lived there. He came back quite sunburned, but with stories to tell of deep sea fishing off the coast of Maui. Jim was able to take his catch to the Blue Max restaurant in Lahina to have them cook it for his diner. The other stories while we were in Maui are not for public consumption, but Linda knows them. As we officially became adults we didn't see each other as often I would have liked. He was in Texas and I in Idaho. However, when we would get together when he would come back to Boise we would share a cold one and we could talk forever. It seemed liked no time had passed since our last meeting. Jim stayed in Boise to take care of his parents this past year so we had quite a few of these opportunities and I will forever treasure that time we spent together . You never know the future so that time truly a blessing. Jim be with God, your father, Tom, and all your loved ones, and may God watch over your family until they are with you again. (John Graham class of 74) John Graham, January 3, 2022 I’ve know Jim since the 70’s, when we worked together at Q’s Trophy Cabin a retail shop in Boise. Then we both had the opportunity to work together again at PDU. Jim was a great friend and coworker, a guy that we all will miss. I will miss his jokes, smiles and times on the golf course. Rest In Peace Big Guy! God Bless Mike Swanson, January 3, 2022 Will forever miss my buddy Jimbo…..i luv ya buddy David Chalfant. David Chalfant , January 3, 2022 I met Jim when we both worked at Anthony's in Boise. That was in the early 70's. We had many adventures. Waterskiing and fishing at Lake Owyhee. Four-wheeling up at Lucky Peak. His family and ours became friends. My brother choose him to be his best man for his wedding. They have all since passed. Like many of you have said he was the life of the party, his laughter, the twinkle in his eyes. After he moved away it was always so nice to get together on the patio of his folks house. We would pick up where we left off. He will truly be missed. RIP Jim He was a great friend! Kathy Welsh, January 3, 2022 It has been my pleasure knowing you. The industry carries your mark always. Willie Holmes, January 1, 2022 Condolences and loving prayers to Jim's families. Jim was such a wonderful, fun, and caring person. He helped us often in the world of awards. He had worked both sides so he understood so much. His love of catching fish was something we enjoyed sharing. His fish stories were often beyond belief, but ours were too. He was such a special human being who we will always consider our friend. Much love to all of those who love him,
Ang Bonner and Hollie Hoover, December 31, 2021 RIP my friend. Pat Kelly, December 30, 2021 Jim was one of my closest friends from grade school until now. He always had a smile, and knew when we needed to laugh. He knew just what to say! We grew up together and matured together. Every time he returned to Boise we got together. I will definitely miss him. Yet he still makes me smile! Dusty Scudder, December 30, 2021 He believed in us, as green newbies and he celebrated our successes. He was always ready to find an elusive item and always offered a friendly smile when we met. Jim Spearman inspired us. Kathleen Stanfill, December 30, 2021 I knew Jim for many years thru my late husband, Jack Ellis and the trophy industry. He was always a great guy and will be missed so much. I know there is very little anyone can say or do during this difficult time to ease the pain. God Bless the Family of Jim Spearman. Connie C. Ellis/John Belcher, December 30, 2021 Jim was our salesman for years. It was always such a blessing to see him when he came into our shop. Sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers for the family. From everyone here at The Treadmill in Ballinger, TX.
Jodie Halford, December 30, 2021 Jim was an awesome man. I will always remember the kind words behind the distinctive unforgettable voice. God bless you my friend.
BILL METZGER, December 29, 2021 We feel extremely fortunate to have known Jim even if it was only for the last few years. He was the type of person you felt you knew all your life. Easy to be around, friendly, welcoming and genuine. He had the best smile and twinkling eyes. It was always fun seeing his passion for cooking and BBQ. Always an event. The Spearman’s were dear neighbors and felt like family. Jim loved his family and was devoted to them. Along with Linda, he helped out in every way, even moving from their home in Texas to care for his mom in Boise. He did it all without complaint and even after his diagnosis continued to worry more about his family and less about himself. We’ll always look back with fondness of our fun times together on the back patio, our many visits and being his neighbors on Harmony Street. I can see how many lifelong friends truly love him. My heart goes out to Linda, Jim’s family and all who loved him. He will be greatly missed. The Joyce Family, December 29, 2021 Jim was our PDU Rep since day over 20 yrs. He was always there ready to answer a call. He will not be forgotten. Richard Hernandez, December 29, 2021 Words cannot express how heart broken I am. I considered Jim and Linda close friends. Looked forward to their visits. A friendly voice silenced, a big heart stopped beating, a truly wonderful, helpful person has left us. We will miss him greatly! Prayers to you Linda and your family. Hugs to you!! God's blessings.
Terry and Bonnie Monroe, December 29, 2021 It was sad to hear you had passed away Mr. Jim, but I pray that you found a place in Heaven with the Father above. You were a very nice, well spoken and easy to work with kind of guy. You will be truly missed.
JENNIFER, December 29, 2021 My thoughts and prayers for the family. He was an awesome friend. May you be with the angels delighting them as you did all of us! God bless you Jim! You will be missed. Jeanne Impomeni, December 29, 2021 Jim, Our Forever Boise High Brave, His smile lit up a room, with Joy. Your voice that was always welcome. Knowing it was time to have fun! Our Class of 74 will sorely miss you, Jim. Your kindness appreciated along with your dedication making sure everyone was taken care of, even if it came out of your own pocket. Truly a Man, that genuinely cared about everyone. Thank you for being in our lives. Always, Anita Sielaff Burgess
Anita Sielaff Burgess, December 29, 2021
He will be truly missed around here. I’ll miss his laughter and his unique voice. The trophy industry lost an impressive man. Rip Jim Spearman. I know you are in a better place. Debra Grimes, December 29, 2021 Sanmchez. May you continue to shine from up above. You are my sunshine that glows forever into my heart. Jim we will meet again. Watch over us with the Lord by your side. What a beautiful human being beautiful son husband father uncle and friend. I  you and your family forever. God bless you and rest with the Angels. Amen!!
Lisa, December 28, 2021 It is so hard to believe he is gone. What a wonderful man. My love and prayers to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Your loving friend Rhonda Rhonda Welker, December 28, 2021