A talented man with a variety of interests, Jim impacted many lives over the years as a coach and an educator. Indoors, Jim enjoyed playing chess, watching sports, woodworking, and writing. His outdoor activities included tennis, biking, and traveling. Jim will long be remembered for warm humor and genuine care for others.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Barrie (Philip Arnold) Talbott; granddaughter, Sophie Arnold; and grandson, Graham Arnold.
A private family gathering to pay tribute to Jim will be at a later time, and inurnment will take place at Powell Gardens in Kansas City at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Springfield Symphony at https://www.springfieldmosymphony.org/donate-now.