In Memory

James Rhett

James Rhett

James M. "Tooie" Rhett III, 70, of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho passed away on August 1, 2014 at Hospice House. Tooie was born December 1, 1943 in Houston, Texas to Jim and Penelope Rhett.

Tooie grew up in Texas and moved to Utah in his senior year of high school. He married Jean Noon at Miramar Naval Base in San Diego, California in 1969. Tooie served in the Navy for five years, in the States and overseas. He was an E-5 Petty Officer serving in aviation electronics.

He was a retired self-employed building contractor (Rhett's Remodeling) and worked on the Alaskan pipeline for three years, which he truly enjoyed.

His vacations before his health failed were fishing in the many lakes and streams that surrounded him, and hunting in the Cd'A Mountains. He loved socializing and drinking schooners with his best buddies on his favorite stool at the Ground Round, AKA (The Office).

Survivors include son Tracy and Donna Smith of Escondido, California, son Danny Smith of San Diego, California, daughter Patty Smith of San Diego, California, sister Penny and Oiej of Florida, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two nephews, and his sunshine Tami Mills.

Donations may be made to Hospice House of North Idaho in memory of Tooie (Jim Rhett).

Please join us in a celebration of Tooie's life at Nosworthy's, Monday, August 11 at 3 PM.