October 30 1934 June 29 2019
James’ Obituary James “Jim” Donald Wolfe, 84, of Mt. Jackson, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 , at Timberview Crossing Assisted Living. Mr. Wolfe was born October 30, 1934, in Harrisonburg, VA and was one of six children of the late John and Leona Harmon Wolfe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving grandson, Paul C. Taylor who passed away in 2018, as well as his five siblings. Jim served in the Army Military Police and was an “ATOMIC VETERAN”, a name given to those who participated in the U.S. atmospheric nuclear testing on various islands in the South Pacific and other locations. He was stationed in the Enewetak Atolls in the South Pacific during “OPERATION HARDTAC I” testing. He served as a board member on the Mt. Jackson Planning Commission for 12 years. He was a Trustee for the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church, and a member of the Methodist Men’s Group. He was also a Trustee for the Historic Union Church for many years. He served as a volunteer for the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival for over 25 years. He was a former member of the Shenandoah Lion’s Club, as well as a former Boy Scout leader. Jim worked his entire life in the grocery industry beginning at age 11 working at his brother’s store in Dale Enterprise. From the age of 30 until he retired, he owned and operated stores in Shenandoah, New Market and Mt. Jackson. He was a lifelong lover of motorcycles, model trains, football, college basketball and followed all sports that his grandsons played. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Donna; two daughters, Tammy Taylor Hall and her husband, Rob and Mitzi Wolfe and her life partner, Jim Richel; grandson, Chris Hall and fiancée, Katie Budd; three great-grandchildren, Grace and James Taylor and Dresden Hall; granddaughter-in-law, Melissa Taylor, and three nephews, Steve, David and Gary Wolfe. After having suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for several years and in honoring his wishes, his remains will be donated to the Virginia State Anatomical Program. A celebration of life will be held at 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church with Rick Hassler officiating. A brief memorial service will begin at 5pm followed by a visitation until 8 p.m. in the church social hall. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a date yet to be determined. A special thanks to VA-Legacy Hospice and the staff at Timberview Crossing Assisted Living for providing such loving care and attention throughout his stay. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Jackson Fire & Rescue Department, P.O. Box 251, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842, whose many members worked so valiantly in an effort to save the life of his beloved grandson, Paul. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James Donald Wolfe October 30 1934 June 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Harrisonburg, state: Virginia