James “Jim” D. Starks, 53 of Eau Claire passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Jim was born on December 1, 1961 to Mike and Katherine (Riedel) Starks in Eau Claire. He graduated from Memorial High School in 1980. He was married to Amy Johnson from March 8, 1995 to February 22, 2013. Jim worked at Sara Lee Baking Company for 22 years and later at Express Distribution as a truck driver for 9 years. Jim was a kind hearted, fun-loving person who enjoyed camping, boating, and fishing. He was an avid Packer fan.
Jim is survived by his son, Brandon Starks; his mother, Katherine Starks; three siblings, Jeff (Jodi) Starks, John Starks, and Julie Starks (Tito Gabilondo) ; his special friend, Jacqueline VonRuden; and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Mike Starks; and his son, Matthew Starks.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel, and a Celebration of Life to follow at 4:30 pm at the VFW on Starr Avenue. There will be a private family burial at a later date.