James “Jim” William Silver, 70, died on July 8, 2020 at 12:08 a.m. from cancer in Continental Care Nursing Home, Butte, MT.
He was born in Butte and adopted from St James Hospital at 3 days old by Bill & Sylvia Silver through the Catholic charities. He attended Seaford High school in New York. He worked a variety of jobs including manufacturing, mining, and driving trucks. He also worked on the Empire State Building installing phones.
He lived and raised his family in Butte and was the father of 3 boys. A true Montanan with a unique blend from other parts he spent his life in – New York, Texas, North Dakota, and Colorado.
He had his brand of humor with a contagious laugh.
Jim loved nature. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. He expressed his deep thinking and observation in art and always admired the beauty of sunsets. He also loved rock hunting – finding meaning and patience in them. He shared that with his family and friends.
Jim appreciated martial arts and was a black belt in Judo with other blended styles.
He loved his grandkids and near his passing was comforted with lots of love and time with his oldest grandchild, Ashlyn Silver, and 2 younger sons, Jeff & Kyle, with Lindsay Silver, the 2 Silver boy grandkids, Calian and Kade Silver. Also with much family support from Harvey and Debbie Howe.
A born-again Christian, he attended Church On the Rock. He was a seeker of truth. A kind caring man with a heart to help people.
He is preceded in death by son, Jason Silver and Parents Bill & Sylvia Silver.
He is survived by his sons, Jeff and Kyle Silver, and grandkids, Ashlyn Silver, Calian Silver, Koby Harrington, and Kade Silver.
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