James “Jim” Fick passed away peacefully at the age of 79, on October 31, 2022, at his home in Salem, Ore. Born January 20, 1943, in Glendale, Ca., to Mark and Forresta (Stimson) Fick. Jim graduated from Glendale High School in 1961.
After high school, Jim went to work for Safeway and completed a long career in the grocery industry. After retiring from the grocery industry, after 30 plus years, Jim went on to work in the burning ally for Gunderson in Portland, cutting parts for ocean going barges and railroad cars, for about 10 more years.
Jim was an avid bowler, in is younger years, target shooter and fisherman. Over the years of travel, he was always up for a competitive game of air hockey, with his great grandson Luke, and spoke of their next competition days before his passing. He loved to travel. He loved to travel the Pacific Northwest and found peace, while in Depoe Bay, watching the ocean, whales and storms. A highlight in recent years was taking a fishing trip to Alaska with several of his friends.
Jim was a member of South Salem Church of Christ.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his niece, Stephanie Easton.
Jim is survived by his wife of 15 years, Mary “Lynn” Fick of Salem, Ore.His children, Cheryl (Gerald) Martin (Sparks, NV) and James M Fick (Wood Village, OR), Greg Oakes (Salem, Ore) and Kristina Oakes (Germany). His siblings, Gail Petrasek, Barbara Easton and Robert (Megan) Fick. He is also survived by grandchildren Chris (Sara) , Melissa (Sean), Jennica, Kellyn, Christina (Mark), Blain, Bryce, Darin, and Conner and great grandchildren Luke (17), Myla (16), Gianna (11), Lillianne (10), Declan (3), Jackson (3), Mattison (9) and Cameron (5). He is also survived by nieces, Farrah and Katelyn and nephews, Tyler and Ryan, as well as cousins, great nieces and nephews other extended family, and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at South Salem Church of Christ - 310 Ewald Ave SE, Salem, OR 97302 Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 10 am. Reception to follow at Scottish Rite Center 4090 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302. Jim’s final resting place will be in Depoe Bay with a service in the spring of 2023.
Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 10 am
South Salem Church of Christ
310 Ewald Ave SE, Salem, OR 97302
Reception Following Service
Scottish Rite Center
4090 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302