James Allan Pulliam
September 20, 1955
- March 14, 2014
James Allan Pulliam, 58, died on March 14, 2014 in Tulalip, Washington from injuries sustained in a workplace accident.
Born on September 20, 1955 in Seattle, Washington and raised in Snohomish, Jim remained active in sports his entire life. Early in his life, he followed his passion for baseball and played on many successful Little League teams and at Snohomish High School. His passion for golf soon dominated as he excelled at the sport, despite the fact that he was left handed and taught himself to play with right-handed clubs. He was also one of the first lifeguards at the inauguration of the Hal Moe Pool in 1972.
Jim graduated from Snohomish High School in 1973 where, along with sports, he toured Europe as a trumpet player in the marching band and won awards for his acting in school plays. After graduation, he continued to play baseball at Everett Community College. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1975 and upon completion of his duty returned to Washington and continued college.
Jim worked at the Snohomish Golf Course where he earned a Professional Golfers Association membership. In 1991, the Battle Creek Golf Course opened near Marysville and hired Jim as the head professional, and he worked there in many capacities up until a tragic accident took his life.
Jim was a devoted family man involved with local community activities and the Snohomish United Methodist Church. He is survived by his two daughters Jenna (Joe) Nijem of Mukilteo and Karinne Pulliam of Irving, California; his mother, Marilyn Pulliam of Snohomish; his siblings John Pulliam of Seattle, Jan (Pete) van Leynseele of Mukilteo, Jeff (Shellie) Pulliam of Bellingham, and Jay Pulliam of Snohomish; and grandchild, Ramsey Nijem. He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. James Arthur Pulliam, in 2011.
The memorial service to celebrate Jim's life at the Snohomish United Methodist Church will be announced soon.