James Tracy Milham Sr. “Jim” peacefully went to be with our Lord on December 31, 2022. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born on November 29, 1941, (81) in Allentown, PA. Jim was an Allen High School wrestler and went on to wrestle at the collegiate level for Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Class of 1962. Jim was inducted into the Thaddeus Stevens Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. Jim was a carpenter by trade and owned his own business, JTM Trim specialist and carpentry, where he worked until the age of 75 years.
Jim was also an avid hunter and loved the many years he spent time hunting in Potter County, PA. He was an active member of Forks United Church of Christ for almost 30 years where he served in many different positions as an Elder and on the Spiritual Council. Jim was also a member of Porter Chapman Lodge No 637 Free and Accepted Masons at Northampton, Pennsylvania for over 50 years. Jim had an incredible sense of humor and could put a smile on anyone’s face. He was a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, westerns, and horror movies. He was strong, yet sensitive and loving. He was loved by all who knew him.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Maude “Dolly” Person Woolsey, William George Milham and his sister, Eleanor Milham Black (Dave).
Jim is survived by his wife of 26 1/2 years, Vilma (nee Farina Olexa), his children, Kimberly (Ed) Nickey, and Jim Jr. (Margie Koehl) Milham, stepchildren Lisa Olexa and Jim Olexa, Jr. He was the proud grandfather of Brittany (nee Nickey) (Kevin) Fitts, Eddie Nickey, Kevin Nickey, Emily Milham, Abby (nee Milham) (Eric) Calvert,
James Tracy Milham, III, Austin Olexa, Amber Olexa and great grandchildren Hadley and Olivia Fitts. He is also survived by his sister, Margie Milham Miller, brother-in-law, Dave Black and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 9 AM to 10:15 AM at the Forks UCC Church, 4500 Sullivan Trail, Stockertown, Pa. 18083, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 AM in the church. Interment will follow in Forks Cemetery, Stockertown, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Forks United Church of Christ.
Finegan Funeral Home, Palmer Twp., Pa. has been entrusted with his arrangements.