James M. "Jim" Whitmire of Safford passed away in the early morning hours of February 22, 2021, at his home. He was born on December 22, 1939, in Willcox, Arizona to Noel Burke & Carrie Alice Whitmire. Jim was the youngest of six children.\nJim's family moved to the Gila Valley during his childhood years. He attended Safford Schools, graduating from Safford High School. After graduation, he had a few small jobs in the Safford area. In 1962, he made the decision to join the United States Army. In 1964, he was honorably discharged and returned to Safford. \nIn 1966, Jim obtained employment with the U.S. Post Office in Safford where he worked for many years. On July 2, 1983, Jim married Alyce Hall. They enjoyed traveling to visit family & friends out of state and seeing a few of the National Parks along the way. Jim retired from his career at the Post Office in 2001.\nJim enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting with family & friends. He also enjoyed talking on his CB radio to people that he never met in person but that he considered friends.\nHe is survived by many nieces and nephews.\nServices will be announced at a later date.