James “Jim” L. Scrivner
November 10, 1947 – May 25, 2021
Jim passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Julie of Omaha, NE; sons, Andrew of Windsor, CO, Brandon of Boulder, CO; daughter, Kim of Arlington, TX. Preceded in death by parents, Loyd and Isabel; two brothers, Richard and Gary. A Private Family Service will be held at the Omaha National Cemetery.
Jim Scrivner, known as “Jimsey” to his family, died suddenly on May 25, 2021. Jim was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, along with two brothers and a dog named Tuffy. He attended a Baptist Church, sang soprano in the adult choir, was an Eagle Scout, a Highlander Boy, and a paperboy with two routes. Jim graduated from high school in 1965. He attended a small Baptist College in Kansas on a music scholarship but quit after one semester and joined his brother in Houston taking classes part-time.
In 1967, Jim enlisted in the Army, attended leadership school before Advanced Infantry Training and was selected for Officer’s Candidate School. He became a First Lieutenant at the age of 19 and was sent to Vietnam in 1968 for active duty. After his discharge he headed back to college and graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS degree in Business. He married and became the father of two sons.
Jim was a “born” salesman and he never knew a stranger. In his 42-year career, he traveled the US, Canada, and Mexico and sold everything from chemicals to oil field equipment and insurance to industrial tool balancers. He tried his hand at owning a window manufacturing business and even spent a few years working as an engineer on drilling rigs. Jim was an avid golfer, a competitive duplicate bridge player, and a wonderful cook and master griller. He had a great sense of humor and an endless repertoire of jokes.
Jim was one of the good guys and he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and his two puppies that keep looking for him.