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“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.

You are invited to view a memorial video honoring Jimmy by clicking here.

Online Condolences

  1. Jerry Navarro says:

    Jimmy, my brother…
    We go back along way. Between the days at Robert Smalls, Battery Creek; hanging out that last month before you left for the Navy. Like many other, I am blessed to having experience life with a soul like yours.

    To Carrie, my sincere condolences and prayers. You’ll never walk alone…

    Jimbo, rest now my brother. Until Valhalla!!! Love you!!!

    Semper Fi, Jerry Navarro

  2. Jennifer Spencer says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Gabe, Carrie, and the kids during this time. Prayers that God will grant you His comfort and peace that passes all understanding.
    Jimmy was always wild, funny, and had a huge personality like his mom. I am so sorry for his loss.

  3. Jeremy Verroi says:

    Words fail me. It’s doubly tragic as he was so young and so loved. I’m glad I got to spend the time I did with him. I wish I had taken the opportunities that I had to spend more.

    Carrie, I’m praying for you, and Gabe, and your boys.

  4. Nina says:

    I miss you & love you


  5. Mary Chapman says:

    Carrie I know this is very hard for you and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers . I’m here if you need anything. You have the love and strength from not only your husband but many friends.

  6. Liz McKay Rigg says:

    Dearest Cary,
    I cannot fathom the pain you are feeling at this time. I am sure there were many, as myself, were with you in spirit as you celebrated your brother’s life. Due to Corona and social distancing, I could not attend. I did not Know him personally, but as part of your family, he became part of mine. No one has the answers but I am sure your parents both greeted him with open arms as he soared through heaven’s gates. Please call me if I can do anything for you from my end. Your raw emotion and honesty throughout each of your losses really touched all and I am proud of you and your family. Love and hugs to all of you. God Bless all of you.

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