In Loving Memory of

James (Jim) Moton Hearn, III


James (Jim) Moton Hearn, III passed away suddenly on June 15, 2017 at the age of 65. He was born in Fort Benning, Georgia on June 17, 1951 to James M. and Katherine P. Hearn, Jr.  He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter Jaki Mokry (Ben) of Nesbit, MS, and brother Steve Hearn of Gainesville, and sister Jan Hearn Clayton (Bobby) of Merritt Island, FL, and grandchildren Hannah, Emma, Wynn, and Molly Mokry of Nesbit, MS, and nieces Natalie (Roger) Clayton of NYC, Haley Clayton Boswell (Patrick) of Atlanta, and Annie Clayton Orrison (Pete) of Melbourne, FL, and great nieces Olivia, Meryn, and great nephew Noah, and 12 Pope cousins.  He also leaves behind his best friend and love, Chris Elmquist.   Jim graduated from Gainesville High School in 1969 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  He worked with JC Penney’s and Payless.  He also taught bridge with Santa Fe Community College.  He enjoyed writing science fiction, as well as photography and nature.  He was a devoted Gator sports fan and also a member of the Alachua County Dart Association.  There will be a memorial service at 7:00 PM, Friday June 23, 2017 at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville.  James will be cremated and his ashes placed in Forest Meadows Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alachua County Library at or Gainesville Pet Rescue at

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home 352-378-2528


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4 Responses

  1. Bill Wargo at · Reply

    Jim seemed to be quite a guy although I only met him through our email
    correspondence. I met Jim through Richard Pope a few years before he
    passed away. From there, Jim and I corresponded for several years. I enjoyed
    his email and always happy to send another one back to him. My wife, Betty
    and I send you our condolences for your loss at this time.

  2. Elise at · Reply

    Rest In Peace cousin — we are no longer a Baker’s Dozen. ♡

  3. Cathy Nix at · Reply

    It’s hard believe that one of the 12 of us cousins is gone our prayers are with all of the family R.IP Jimmy . So sorry for your loss.

  4. June Crum at · Reply

    Jim whacking at a piñata at Ginny Springs late 1990’s!!!
    Such a fun day.

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