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In Memory of

James D. Renick

December 23, 1960 - May 9, 2017

Obituary


James (Jim) Renick was born in Walla Walla, Washington and passed away in Tacoma on May 9, 2017.

Jim graduated from Saint Martin with a Degree in Civil Engineering. Jim worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years. He most recently served as the Northwest Area Engineer, Construction Division Seattle, a job he loved.

Jim grew up with the Corps of Engineers as his passion. His father was a USACE construction representative and Jim learned well from him as the family served at many project locations during the peak of...

James (Jim) Renick was born in Walla Walla, Washington and passed away in Tacoma on May 9, 2017.

Jim graduated from Saint Martin with a Degree in Civil Engineering. Jim worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years. He most recently served as the Northwest Area Engineer, Construction Division Seattle, a job he loved.

Jim grew up with the Corps of Engineers as his passion. His father was a USACE construction representative and Jim learned well from him as the family served at many project locations during the peak of Northwest dam construction.

Jim spent his entire career with the Seattle District in many roles starting in 1988; to include leading Construction missions from the district, and most recently as the Northwest Area Engineer. In this capacity, he was responsible for all projects done by Seattle District outside of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Yakima Training Center. Jim was loved by all that had the pleasure to know and work with him.

Jim enjoyed his time away from work by attending the Tacoma Rainer Baseball Games. He was a season ticket holder with his best friend Roger. Jim had a passion for gardening and took pride in his garden. He enjoyed sharing his harvest with everyone he knew.

He is preceded in death by his father Milton Lee Renick.

Jim is survived by his mother, Frances Harder, step father Gary Harder, siblings, Scott Renick and Leann Renick, and Leann's husband Scott Rand. In addition to three nephews, Ross, Dylan and Nicholas, a niece, Natalie and best friends of over 30 years, Roger and Jan LaFlash and their children Kim and Krista.

Jim was a beloved son, brother and friend. He will be missed by all that knew him and his absence will be felt far longer than his short life.

A memorial service to honor his memory will be held on May 19 at 2pm at Mills and Mills Funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association.