James (Jim) Glen Whitford, age 84, of Grand Rapids, MI, passed into the loving embrace of our Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2020. He was born on July 10, 1935 in Cleveland, OH and attended Parma Schaaf High School where he met many life-long friends. He married Anne Robison in December of 1963 and they raised their three daughters in Vicksburg, MS, Cleveland, OH, and Milwaukee, WI, settling in Grand Rapids, MI. Throughout his life, Jim was active in church and sang in church choirs. He will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his amazing resilience, and his jokes (good and not so good). He is survived by his wife, Anne; his sister, Judy Higginbotham; his daughters, Jody (Dave) Cash, Wendy (Todd) Peuler, and Jamie (Curt) Groelsma; his grandchildren, Michael (Christina) Peuler, Caitlin Cash, Tressa Groelsma, Ashley Peuler, Taylor Cash, Jim Groelsma and his nieces and nephews. Jim had such an appreciation for all the medical personnel who have assisted with his care over the years. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to help keep all medical personnel safe during this ongoing crisis. We hope you will celebrate Jim’s life with us and leave a fond memory of him on this page.