Jim Lind '66 Joins Chapter Celestial

James (Jim) Lind  September 12,1947- August 7th, 2023

James (Jim) Lind passed away unexpectedly on August 7th, 2023. He was born September 12th, 1947 to Thurston and Shirley Lind in Dallas, Texas. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Susan, son Jimmy (Kelli), daughter Kristi (Craig), grandsons Luke, Nate, Will, Sam, John and granddaughter Grace. He also leaves behind his sister Nancy Young (Lance).

Growing up in Glenview, Illinois, Jim had fond memories of playing a pick-up game of baseball all summer long at Cole Park. He was a talented pitcher proud of his no hitter to help win the Rotary Club championship game at age 13. However, once his dad introduced him to the game of golf, the sport became his passion. A member of Champions Golf Club, Jim was an accomplished player with a scratch handicap, qualified for two Mid Amateurs, partnered with his son Jimmy in many Texas state father and son tournaments and even had five holes in one and a double eagle! In the last few years when his back pain made golf impossible, he was thankful he could turn over his golf clubs to grandson Luke to carry on his legacy. A member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Boilermakers golf team, Jim graduated from Purdue University. He married his high school sweetheart Susan in 1970 and then began a successful career in commercial lighting. A few years after moving to Texas, he started his own business, Specified Lighting Sales, with two close friends until retirement. In spite of weathering the ups and downs of the Houston economy, he was most pleased about their company lighting Minute Maid Park and the Sam Houston Race Track. He was so proud of the man and woman Jimmy and Kristi have become. He would say over and over what a blessing to have two wonderful families.

In his last few years without a club in hand, his love for the Astros and all sports kept him entertained. He was an avid reader of books and two daily papers. He enjoyed watching the grandchildren at their sporting events and was the best grocery shopper in the family. He was a jazz enthusiast, a wine connoisseur and lover of most desserts. Watching a sunset at their condo on Jupiter Island with Susan was a favorite.

Jim was a devoted husband and a supportive father and grandfather. He was a man of integrity with a quiet and sensitive nature. Friends who knew him well saw the fun loving personality come forth. He will be missed, but loved ones are assured that as a believer in Jesus Christ he is at peace with his Lord.

A celebration of life service will be held at John Wesley Church at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31st, 2023. Golf attire is suggested.

The family would like in lieu of flowers for donations to be made to Northwest Assistance Ministries Meals on Wheels, John Wesley Church - Kenya Scholarships or Costa Rica Methodist Home.

(Originally appeared here.)