James York Obituary, Obituary – James William York (Jim), who was 83 years old and lived in Tallahassee, Florida, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on November 17, 1939, to parents Carl and Annette York. James William York (Jim) passed away in peace on December 27, 2022. Nancy Linnan, Jim’s wife of 34 years and the love of his life, is the only person he leaves behind. Ami York Trombino, Greg Harmon, and wife Christy, Mark Harmon and wife Melissa, four grandchildren, Graham, Ethan, Isaac, and Adelaide, two sisters, Lynda York and Kathy Dodd, one brother, Lance Roberts, two brother in laws, Mike and David Linnan, extended family, cousins, nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.
Ami York Trombino, Greg Harmon and wife Christy, Mark Harmon and wife Melissa, and four grandchildren, Graham, Ethan, and Isaac His loyal dogs, Walker and Charlie Boy, are still around today. Carlynn York Calhoun, Jim’s sister, passed away prior to Jim’s passing. His former occupation was that of a sailor in the Navy. He attended Rollins College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor degree. Jim’s previous positions include Chief of Police for the Orlando Police Department, Commissioner for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Deputy Attorney General for the Florida Attorney General, and Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. He currently serves as a judge for the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.
James was passionate about rescuing puppies, building model railroads, reading novels, going fishing, eating gourmet food, and traveling. He was a huge fan of both the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves. Spending time with his loved ones, including family and friends, was one of the things he looked forward to most in life. He will be remembered for his generosity, optimistic perspective, sense of humor, and infectious laugh, as well as his larger-than-life heart and a smile that brightened up any room he came into. He will also be remembered for the fact that he had a contagious laugh. Plans for services are currently being developed. We ask that you check back frequently.