James D. Frisbee, 78 years young, passed away peacefully at home and went to be with our Savior, Jesus Christ, on the night of September 5, 2021. Our hearts are broken but we take great joy in knowing that he is whole again and walking for the first time in 55 years. He was the first-born child on July 10, 1943, to Billy and Betty Frisbee at Mary Secor Hospital in Emmett, Idaho.
As a young boy in rural Emmett, Jim enjoyed so many years of country life with friends and family. He especially looked forward to summers, when his grandpa Hull would come down from Cascade to pick him up to stay until school started. He spent all of his days walking miles to find the perfect fishing holes. He knew all the best spots.
After high school, Jim started working for the Union Pacific Railroad and Boise Cascade in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. On April 21,1966, he was in a life altering car accident that left him paralyzed. But anyone who knew Jim, knew he was a fighter and far exceeded anyone’s expectations. He was not about to let losing the use of his legs keep him from living a full life.
On August 6, 1971, Jim married the love of his life, his best friend, Francis Buzzard. They enjoyed several years of Jeep racing around the northwest, camping, fishing and hunting together. Then on November 17, 1977, they welcomed their “little” ten-pound miracle, David Mirl Frisbee, into this world. The highlight of his life was watching David play football (aside from BSU football games), compete in shotput and discus and grow into the man that is loved by so many today. However, we all know the true highlight of his life are his two granddaughters, Lydia and Adeline. He beamed from the moment they were born, down to watching them play sports, giving them rides on his wheelchair, wheelchair races, playing Yahtzee, crafts, getting what little hair he had done by them and of course the occasional nail painting.
We will remember Jim most for the unwavering love he had for us, the happiness simple things like sunshine and trees brought him, bird watching, the pleasure in sharing a good meal with us, and for his unbeatable Scrabble skills.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Billy and his mother, Betty. He is survived by his wife, Francis Frisbee; son, David (Helen) Frisbee; granddaughters, Lydia and Adeline Frisbee; son, John Frisbee and a brother and sister and other extended family Larry, Susan and Jefferson Jenkins.
Memorial services will be held at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, Idaho on September 11, 2021, at 11:00 A.M.
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