February 15, 1984 - July 2, 2015
TSgt James “Jim” Thomas Leddon, 31, died at 9.00 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015, from a sudden stroke at the Zale Lipshy Hospital, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.
A proud American, Jim was born on February 15, 1984, in Jacksonville, FL. But he was also a true Texan, residing in the Dallas Metroplex for the majority of his life, including residence of Fort Worth, TX for the past 9 years. He loved his careers as a Logistics Analyst for British Aerospace Engineering and as an Air Force Reserve Tech Sargent at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, in Fort Worth, TX. Jim was completing his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance at the University of Texas, Dallas.
He is survived by his parents, James and Dr. Deborah Leddon; brother, Samuel David Leddon; canine companions Akbaar, Rex, Shadow and Puck; Grandparents, Virginia Burke; and Charles and Jean Leddon. Aunts and uncles are; Cathy and Roy Pope, Chuck and Mary Leddon, John and Jean Leddon, Cindy and Tom Sakos, Mike and Nancy Burke, and Mike and Dr. Erin Leddon. There are numerous cousins; Erica and Paul Leddon, John and Matt Leddon, John Sakos, Stewart and Dan McCoy, Chris Drescher, Thomas Jackson Burke and Brian, Kate and Claire Leddon.
Jim is also survived by his Beloved, Sabrina DeAlba; and the many friends he remained close to from his career as an analyst, a fulltime Air Force airman, a part time reservist, and from High school. Jim was openly friendly, happy and a true friend to all.
He is preceded in death by his cousin, Melissa Leddon, his maternal grandfather, Charles Otis Burke, and his canine companions Rusty, Lassie, Moose and Danny Boy.
Services will be held at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, 3 pm Sunday, July 12th. Friends may call or email Deborah Leddon and the family will receive friends and family both during the service on Sunday and during the Shiva scheduled for Monday evening, July 13th, at the home of Jim’s parents, James and Deborah, Highland Village, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions or donations in Jim’s name be made to the animal rescue group; Flower Mound Humane Society, http://www.hsfm.org/.
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