Resident of San Jose, Jim Hammers passed from this life on January 11, 2011.
He leaves his wife, Wanda, sons, Mark (Susan), grandson Matthew; Garth (Wendy), step-grandson Griffin.
He also leaves a brother, William, of Memphis, TN, and a nephew, Chuck Hammers of Los Gatos, CA along with many extended family and friends.
Jim was born and raised in Memphis by his parents, Peyton and Ida Hammers, who have preceded him in death, along with his brother, Charles “Gus”.
His interests were many throughout his life – planes, boats, cars and toy trains, as well as the many customized improvements he made to our home.
A diagnosis in late August 2010 revealed Jim had a particularly aggressive brain tumor, a glioblastoma multiforme.
He also had Parkinson’s these last four years.
A memorial service will be held at the Stone Church of Willow Glen, 1937 Lincoln Ave in San Jose on January 29, 2011, at 2:00 P.M.
A reception at the church will follow the services. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Parkinson’s Institute, 675 Almador Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085; Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave., San Jose, CA 95124, or your favorite charity.