American Veteran 04

James Bacon

January 2, 2022



            James (Jim) Bacon, 73, of Baker City, Oregon died Sunday January 2, 2022, surrounded by his family.  A memorial service will be held for Jim on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Harvest Church, 3720 Birch Street, Baker City, Oregon.

                James Henry Bacon was born in Baker City, Oregon on August 14, 1948, to Charles Clayton Bacon and Genevene Myrle Bacon(née Blize).   A fourth generation Baker County resident, Jim grew up in Sumpter, Oregon. He attended Baker High School before being stationed in Germany while serving in the United States Army from 1969 until 1971, where he finished his education.

                After his honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Baker City, where he started dating the love of his life, Rose Emilie Cheadle. Jim and Rose were married on March 31, 1973.  Together they raised two daughters, Heather and Laura, and a son, Allen.  Last spring they celebrated 48 wonderful years of marriage.

                Jim worked throughout his life as a welder, a mechanic, and a fuel attendant. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing, wrenching on cars, building trailers and repairing guns. As a shooting enthusiast, he re-loaded his own ammunition, and was also proud to be a licensed gun dealer for many years. If you had a problem with, or needed help finding a gun or a car, Jim was the guy you wanted to talk to! He just loved sharing these interests with his family and friends, and his favorite past-times were working on cars with his kids and grandchildren, and heading out to the hills with family and friends to “burn some powder.”

                Jim was a hard worker and a loyal friend, but he really shone as a father and grandfather. He loved his family immensely, and would do anything for them. Jim didn’t seem to know the meaning of the word “in-law.” To him, family was family, and however you came to be part of his, he treated you with the same unconditional love and kindness with which he treated his own kids. He especially adored his grandchildren, all of whom will readily tell you that he was the “world’s best Papa.”

                Jim was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Genevene Bacon.

He is survived by his wife Rose Bacon, his daughters Heather Bacon-White (Zack), Laura Hale (Griffin), his son Allen Bacon, his sister Linda Myers (Gale), several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and numerous family members and friends.

                Donations can be made in Jim’s name to the Powder River Sportsman’s Club Rifle Range, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.  Online condolences can be shared at


Memorial Service
January 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Harvest Christian Church (Baker City, Birch St))
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