Posted on Mar 20, 2019
PDG Jim inspired and led so many good works. Actively involved as an Aggie alumnus, Jim coached a series of Kids Inc. and Y ball teams. At various times he served as president of
    the Amarillo Executive Association
    the Amarillo Toastmasters Club
    the Amarillo Veterinary Medical Association
    the Amarillo West Rotary Club
    High Plains Baptist Hospital’s Area Advisory Board

He served on the boards of
    the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center
    the Better Business Bureau
    Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
    Amarillo YMCA
    Tascosa Country Club
    Horn Creek Conference Grounds (Westcliffe, CO)

PDG Jim taught Feedlot Management courses at WTAMU. He was honored by the City of Amarillo for his leadership roles in SPSCA.

While serving as District Governor of Rotary District 5730, PDG Jim led in the establishment of a freeze-dry plant (the Breedlove Plant) that shipped hundreds of thousands of meals to distressed areas all over the world, and he coordinated the shipment of truckloads of medical supplies and equipment to isolated areas of Mexico. Jim’s Rotary service took him to cities all across the continent as he helped coordinate multiple projects to assist people worldwide.
PDG Jim was an active Gideon, and he served in just about every lay leadership role possible in the Amarillo congregation known as Paramount Community Church, where he raised his family.

PDG Jim said goodbye to his dear Sue about eight years ago. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Sue Ann Dean and his son Dr. James D. Cook. Jim took his own final breath in Amarillo on November 21, 2018.