James Robert Schnepp
James Robert Schnepp, 61, of Litchfield Park, AZ, passed away Friday, August 25th from complications of cancer. Born November 14, 1955 in Coronado, CA to the late James and Roberta Schnepp. His family moved from San Bernardino, CA to Litchfield Park, AZ in 1964. He attended Litchfield Park Elementary, at which time he developed his love of swimming and golf. Jim was a participant several times in the Junior World of Golf Tournament in San Diego, CA. He was also the 1969 Arizona PGA Junior Tour Champion. He graduated from Agua Fria High School in 1974. While at Agua Fria, he was on three consecutive State of Arizona Champion Golf Teams and was Individual State Champion in 1971 and 1973. Jim married Lisa Huxford in November 1978 at the Church of Litchfield Park. Their life together took them to different parts of the country until settling in Salinas, CA in 1980. Jim was a golf pro at Salinas Fairways Golf Course for a few years until getting into the produce business. At the time of his passing, Jim was a partner in the Johnny O’Grady Company in Salinas. Jim and Lisa raised their two daughters in Salinas and returned to Litchfield Park in 2005. Jim and his family were very proud of his 9 years of sobriety and his dedication to AA. Jim was a member of the Wigwam Country Club and was senior club champion multiple times. Jim was a loving husband, father, and great friend to many.
Jim is survived by his wife Lisa Schnepp; daughter Jamie Schnepp of Litchfield Park; daughter Robin Schnepp Doria and son in law Michael Doria of Vista, CA; sister Randall Levin and brother in law Jim Levin of Bend, OR; brother in law Randy Huxford of Akron, OH; sister in law Katie Huxford of Sun City, AZ; niece Kate Layser of Doylestown, PA, and nephew Bryan Huxford of Park City, UT. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, September 1, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name can be made to the following charities: