James “Jim” Edward Melvin, II,


James “Jim” Edward Melvin, II, age 52, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021.  He was born on June 12, 1969, in Hollywood, Florida, and grew up in Alford, Florida where his family moved in 1973.  Jim loved living in the country with his family where he participated in Future Farmers of America and gained a deep respect and appreciation for hardworking men and women and Christian values instilled by his mother and father.

Jim’s early interest in working with and servicing automobiles lead him to owning his own business, and thereafter, offered opportunities which prompted him to relocate to Tallahassee, Florida, where he met and married the love of his life and resided for the remainder of his days.  Jim was a loving husband and father, the center of all and adored by his family.  He loved to travel with his family and intentionally made several trips a year sharing memories visiting new places and meeting new people with his loved ones.  Jim’s interests included history, guns, and automobiles, but his main passion was his love for the Lord Jesus Christ and the reading of His word.  Jim was of Protestant faith; he and his family attended New Light Church and sister church, Lily of the Valley.  Jim was loved by all that met him and never met a stranger.  Jim was kind, honest and hardworking and ended his career at Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Tires Plus, where he worked for ten years.  His boss and coworkers were considered by him part of the family and he cared for them and his customers dearly.  One of Jim’s closest friends was mother-in-law, Leslie Mary Ann Taylor, they never missed a breakfast together as travel buddies and enjoyed spending time watching online “prayer walker”, the late Henry Gruver, and playing daily with Lady, the family dog.

Mere words do not accurately describe the depth of love for our Jim.  Jim will truly be missed. Our solace is knowing that Jim is with Yeshua, our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, in heaven.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Melvin. He is survived by his loving wife of over fifteen years, Stacey Elizabeth Jarriel of Tallahassee, Florida; children, Noah Reed Melvin and Nicholas Tate Melvin of Macclenny, Florida, and Hannah Elizabeth Shank and Rachel Eloise Shank of Tallahassee, Florida; father, James Edward Melvin of Alford, Florida; sisters, Roxy Suzanne Melvin of Alford, Florida and Robin Whitfield (Will) of Bonifay, Florida.  

Due to the pandemic and medical concerns, the family has decided to forego a traditional graveside service and will be holding a memorial service at a later date.

Fairchild Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements and burial at Roselawn Cemetery, 845 Piedmont Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312.


  1. He was surely loved and will be missed by all. Deepest love and sympathy for his wife and family. He is at peace with our Lord in heaven.

  2. Stacy and Family,
    Jim was so kind and caring to our Daughter each time she brought her car into Tires Plus. He would be sure her car was safe for her to travel back home while she was here at FSU. He always spoke so lovingly of his Wife and Children. As Parents we appreciated his concern about her arriving home safely. He is truly one of God’s Angel and our deepest sympathy to your Family.

    • Dear Jones Family,

      Thank you so much for your kind words about Jim. I believe with all my heart God used Jim daily to be His hands to genuinely help others faithfully. I miss him so…he is my best friend and true love. Your words bring tears to my eyes as I know that you truly care for Jim. Take care and love to your family.

  3. I am so saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. I am one of his customers for many years always very considerate and fair with me and my family and friends.
    I called today to schedule my usual checkups etc only to learn that he had passed . Please accept my sincere condolences .
    I used to bring him farm fresh eggs whenever possible just drop them by him occasionally. RIP Jim

  4. Dear Mr. Shaw,

    Your words truly touch my heart. I know you from Jim’s bringing home the delicious eggs you were so generous to share with him and in turn, our family. Jim spoke fondly about you and appreciated your kindness and friendship. Thank you for your warm memories of our Jim. I miss him so much. May God bless you and your family.

  5. Elizabeth…just recently heard about Jim. My heart is saddened for your loss as I know how much he was a blessing to you and your family.

  6. Dear Karen,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for your kind words. I’m still not accepting that Jim is gone and that I am unable to look into his eyes anymore unless it’s by photograph. The arms that held and cared for me are no longer here. I thought we had many years to spend together and we had so many plans. It hurts to even look at his closet or see any of his belongings so I keep the door shut just pretending this isn’t real. I found one of his jackets in the van after our last trip and find myself unable to launder it. Most of the time I pretend he is still at work to cope with what I’m unable to accept. You are right about Jim being a blessing to our family and also, a blessing to countless others. Days and nights run together…the world keeps turning while my world that used to hold vibrant colors has turned to grey.
    My hope is in Jesus and I know that God has a plan and I’m to trust in Him. Although I know that Jim is in Heaven, and I’m thankful to Jesus who holds him at this very moment. I’m still desperately wanting my husband back. I apologize for unraveling in this response. Thank you again, Karen. Take care and may God bless you.


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