James Olin McFall 1/25/28 ~ 6/25/11Comment on this story
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and was welcomed into the loving arms of his granddaughter, Kristi; and parents, James Floyd and Mae Louise DeVaney McFall.Jim was born in Florence, Alabama and met the love of his life, Barbara Camilla Attree, while serving in the U.S. Air Force at Burtonwood Air Force Base in Warrington, England. They recently celebrated 59 wonderful years together. Dad served his country in both the U.S. Army, (in Seoul, Korea) and the U.S. Air Force. He loved baseball and was the pitcher for the Burtonwood Bees Air Force Team while stationed in England, playing alongside several pro-league players. Dad's spirit of adventure led us to live in many different parts of the country before settling in Utah. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed taking off with his family to camp, fish and explore the west. He had a "just do it" attitude and a great work ethic which he instilled into his children and which has been a blessing to each of us. Dad and Mom retired to Ivins, Utah where they enjoyed the senior lifestyle with their friends in the Padre Lakes community. Dad loved the red rocks there and his "million dollar view." He especially liked to play games with his family when they came to visit, delighting his grandchildren with "the great one's" gaming style. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara; five children, Sharon (Monty) Snyder, Jim (Tarolyn) McFall, Jonathon Mark (Sheri) McFall, Melanie (Jeff ) Pistorius and Bob (Kathy) McFall; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, four sisters and their spouses. Services will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Mtn. View Memorial Mortuary (3115 E. Bengal Blvd/7800 S.). There will be a viewing one hour prior. Interment to follow in the Mtn. View Cemetery. Our family wishes to thank those doctors, nurses, aides and especially those in the palliative care unit at the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for their loving care of Dad.