“First off- lets take it from the start, straight out can’t change what’s in my heart,
No one can tear my beliefs apart…” Mike Muir
James “Jimmy” Jason Bauer , 44, transitioned into heaven peacefully from his home on March 16, 2020.
He was born October, 12, 1975, in Hillside, New Jersey, to the late James and Kathleen (Burns) Bauer.
He is survived by his sister Carrie (Bauer) Carper, his nephews Micah, Rowan, Malachi, and Isaiah Carper, and his three dogs, Willow, Copper and Zoro. Additionally, countless friends and family are left suffering the great loss of Jimmy Bauer.
Jimmy was a 1993 graduate of Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, South Carolina. After graduation he served in the United States Navy, where he was honorably discharged as a BM3 (Boatswain’s Mate Third Class) at the end of his obligated service. He spent many months on the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and was held in high regard by his chain of command, and was loved and respected by his Shipmates with whom he served.
Jimmy returned to Beaufort, after his service in the Navy and spent the next 23 years working for the Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, where he was also held in high regard, loved, and respected.
A friend to all he met, Jimmy had a heart that almost appeared too big for the average human. He cared about everything and everyone and took up for the underdog- always. He was fun-loving, quick-witted, and could and would light up every space he entered. His laugh was contagious and if you were fortunate enough to receive a bear hug, you never forgot how it felt.
His love for children, his kindness toward animals and his protection of the weak, were benchmarks of his personality. He leaves this earth as one of the biggest fans of professional wrestling, Chicago Bears, and music possible. There will never be another Jimmy.
He now spends eternity reunited with his Creator, and his mother and father, whom he loved and missed so dearly.
Services for Jimmy will be held at Copeland Funeral Service, 1 Copeland Drive, Beaufort, South Carolina, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. A brief visitation will be held at 12 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 1 p.m. A military service and burial, with Naval Honors, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, South Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beaufort County Animal Shelter – 23 Shelter Church Road, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29906.