James "Jimbo" Hedley AD5AN Silent Key

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by KC5AOI, May 8, 2019.

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  1. KC5AOI

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    It is a great loss to the Amateur Radio Community of South East Texas of the passing of AD5AN James Hedley known to most as Jimbo but was also given the nickname of Papa Smurf by my wife because he was always leading the morning group on our local repeater as she would listen to us on my 2 meter radio I had set up to monitor in the living room. His fun-loving voice, the antics and advice reminded her of the Smurfs character.

    Jimbo was an Elmor to several younger and even older HAMs in our area and enjoyed giving advice to those who were willing to listen. He loved helping install radios and antennas in mobiles and was a perfectionist when doing so. He was also one of our Net Controllers for our weekly two-meter net for our group.

    Jimbo will be deeply missed among our HAM community. Rest in Peace our Friend.
  2. K2HAT

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    James D. Hedley, AD5AN SK

    James “Jim” David Hedley, 70, of Kenefick passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at home. He was born November 20, 1948 in Winter Haven, Florida to parents Robert James Hedley and Wilma Jo Brown Hedley.

    Graveside service for Mr. Hedley will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. The funeral procession will leave Pace-Stancil at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday to go to the service at Houston National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

    Jim was a longtime resident of Kenefick previously of Houston and Florida. He served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam war. He was an avid mechanic and ham radio operator. Jim had worked as a truck driver.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Hedley. He is survived by his wife of over 36 years, Carol Rivers Hedley; children, Steven Fay and wife Karla and Michael Fay and wife Ramona; grandchildren, Levi Fay and wife Hannah, Cameron Fay, and Ryan Calp and wife Jana; great-grandchildren, Cadence and Kash; brothers, Phillip Hedley and wife Mary Ann, Ronnie Cossey and Jeff Cossey; sisters, Patty Frost and husband Carl, Debbie Manning and Kathy Lawrence; also numerous other family members and friends.

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