James (Jim) Delma Highsmith was born March 31, 1947 in Jesup Georgia, to Martha Rosezella and Coleman Clarence Highsmith. Jim passed away June 11, 2014 at his Archer residence. He is survived by his wife Maria M. Highsmith, sons Bret C. Perich and Jimmy Highsmith. Surviving siblings: Sadie Marie Worman, Mary Scranton, Cecil E. Highsmith, Marvin M. Highsmith and Nancy H. Baker. Jim served 23 years in the Air Force where his service also included tours in Vietnam. After retireing from the Air Force he began a 20 year career with the UF Physical plant and bio technologies divisions. Jim retired from UF in March 2011.
There will be a viewing at Forest Meadows Funeral Home on Tuesday June 17, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm.
Sorry for your lose , he will surly be missed
I was shocked to see Jim’s name in the obituaries. I am sorry for the family’s loss. I worked with Jim on numerous occasions doing sprinkler systems and fire alarms. There was never a dull moment when you were around Jim, a pretty happy go lucky guy, quite a character. He will surely be missed by many. I pray for the Highsmith family, may God help you through this period of grief.
We wanted to express our Heart felt sympathy. In your time of loss. Every Sunset brings us Peace, and every Sunrise brings us Hope. May GOD blessed the family
through your grief. Frank and Roberta Lopez in Archer.
I worked with Jim at the Sid Martin Biotech Incubator. A kind and generous person, I know he will be missed. I always enjoyed my encounters with him.