James Arthur Link
James Arthur Link
  • June 9, 1950 - November 10, 2014
  • Tempe, Arizona

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James "Jim" Arthur Link, Jr., 64, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 in his Tempe, Arizona home.

Jim was born June 9, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late James and Roberta (South) Link. Jim was a retired plumbing contractor owning companies in Des Moines, Iowa and Tempe, Arizona. Jim was a loyal and lifelong Green Bay Packers fan and shared that love with his grandsons and other family members. He enjoyed auto racing in forms - from NASCAR, his favorite driver was Jimmy Johnson,; to Sprint car racing that he enjoyed watching at the local dirt tracks in both Iowa and Arizona; to Quarter Midget, Bandolero, and Legend car racing with his daughter Jennifer and grandsons Tyler and Austin where he acted as car owner, crew chief, and #1 fan. As a lover of classic cars Jim has enjoyed many; from his restored 49 Ford truck to his Harley motorcycles.

Jim is survived by his wife Joan Link, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Todd Stokes, Mesa, AZ; daughter, Jennifer Link, Helena, MT; grandsons, Tyler, Austin, and Joshua Stokes; brothers, Bill Link, John Link, Kenny Link, Larry Link, and Billy Link, all of Des Moines, IA. Jim was preceded in death by him parents and sister, Judith Heberly.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 15, at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282. Visitation from 11:00am to 1:00pm and Memorial service at 1:00pm.