On his 70th birthday, he married Barbara Smith in 2012. They lived very happily together in the San Diego area before she died in 2019. After a 45-year career with the airlines and 30 years in his “sunny place” of San Diego; Jim moved to Estacada to be near family. Recently he moved to Wilsonville to enjoy senior retirement living. He enjoyed meeting new friends and sharing life stories with fellow seniors. He especially loved the live music and entertainment while there.
Jim was an avid golfer for many years, enjoying several annual trips with his closest golfing buddies. He volunteered many hours for the local Veterans Club in El Cajon, CA. Mostly though, he adored his family and spending time with all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his son, Mark Wiley (wife Misty); daughter, Kris Wiley Lentz; stepchildren, Bryan Mitchell (wife Elizabeth), Brad Mitchell (wife Kerri) and Christina Benninger. Jim had 11 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. He also enjoyed being a step grandfather to Barbara’s 4 grandchildren.