James Lynn D'Spain Sr.
Jim passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Baton Rouge. He was 76, a native of Mississippi and longtime resident of Baton Rouge. Jim began his career as a geologist working in the oil fields. He soon became a savvy businessman, working as an automobile dealer. He then partnered with Shelley Beychok as a franchise owner/distributor of Pepsi-Cola products. His last business venture was owner of D'Spain Enterprises. The "Cheese," as he was called, was a friend to many, always sharing his good fortune. He loved a good time and traveled extensively with family and friends making sure all had fun. Often he would bring his children, their friends and his friends on various vacations trips to the Indy 500, New York, Las Vegas, Colorado, Cozumel and the British Virgin Islands. There were many hunting/fishing trips to the San Fernando Valley in Mexico, and later in Africa and Australia. To Jim, the more people around, the merrier the times. On occasion he was known to enjoy a taste of scotch. There were many memorable family times at the Pepsi Camp in Grand Isle, fishing, catching and cooking speckled trout and redfish. He will be remembered for his generosity with others. He is survived by sons, Lynn D'Spain, Perry D'Spain, and Glenn D'Spain and wife Erica; daughter, Sarah Jimenez and husband Jim; granddaughter, Catherine Johnson; former daughter-in-law, Jan Constantino; older brother, Howard D'Spain and wife Sara; two nephews, Mike and Glenn D'Spain; as well as loyal friends, "Magoo" and Stacy Bonnecaze. A special thanks to his daughter, Sarah, who presided over his care and saw to his needs for the last several years. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lillian D'Spain; former wife, Judith Perry D'Spain; and grandson, Kevin James D'Spain. A memorial service will be held at University Presbyterian Church, Dalrymple Drive, Tuesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.
Published by The Advocate on May 18, 2010.
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Dear Sarah & Family:
Our hearts are saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Know he is happier now... unfettered by earthly bounds. GOD BLESS YOU for taking good care of him in the end; he was lucky to have family that cared SO MUCH! Hold on to the good times; continue his legacy of warmth & generosity. As long as you remember him, he lives on in you, his family.
Y'all are in our prayers!
Liz & Paul Bailey-Callaway
May 29, 2010
Glenn and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Allyson Brooks
May 23, 2010
Sarah, Brim, I am sending you my heartfelt sympathy in this very difficult time. I know how much you loved your Dad. He is still living in you. Remember the best times with him. I love you.
Sybil Callaway
May 18, 2010
I am so sorry to have read that "Jim" passed away. I have fond memories of working with him when he ventured into the insurance business. My prayers are with all of you. Should you need to contact me for anything, I can be reached at [email protected] or 504.710.5924.
Nancy Evans
May 18, 2010
So sorry for your loss.Jim meant allot to me.He was a very special person and I will miss him very much. Debra Noland
Debra Noland
May 18, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything you need.
Ann, Ann Marie, Nicholas, Christian and Stephen Brassett
May 18, 2010
My deepest sympathy to all of you......Dale
Dale Hair
May 18, 2010
James, this is LEO MCINTYRE, so very sorry to hear about your dad, my prayers are with you and your family.
leo mcintyre
May 18, 2010
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