Jim was predeceased by his father, Charles, mother, Estelle, brother Jerry, and sister Ladelle, and his grandparents with whom he was very close. He is survived by his daughter Tiffany Sullivan, sister Sandy, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jim was born on January 21, 1947 to Charles and Estelle Sullivan in Moran, Texas. After graduating from Albany High School Jim went on to play football and study at Howard Payne University.
He found a lifelong career in sales, a career that was perfect for his outgoing personality. He was successful in all types of sales but found his home with Classic Chevrolet Group and remained there for over 25 years. He made many friends there including co-workers and customers.
In 1970, he met Kathy Hvezdos, and they wed in 1971. They had one daughter, Tiffany.
When he was in good health Jim enjoyed travel, collecting sports memorabilia, casinos, and spending time with friends.