David I. (Jim) Jamerson, a longtime Ojai resident and member of several fraternal organizations, has died after a long illness. He was 91 when he died Thursday.
He was born in Sedalia, Mo., and lived in Ojai for the past 38 years. He was a plumber and pipe fitter for 20 years. Before that, he owned Jamerson's Bakeries in Ventura, Carpinteria and St. Louis, Mo.
He served as a Seabee in the Navy during World War II.
Jamerson was a member of the Ojai Valley Grange No. 659 and held many offices in the organization, including master for 10 years. He was a charter member of Ventura County Pomona Grange No. 50 and served as master of that chapter as well.
He also served as deputy state master for Ventura County for 12 years and was the regional deputy for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo for two years.
He was also a member of Ojai Valley Community Church and sang in its choir for 25 years. Later, he attended the Ojai Presbyterian Church for 10 years.
Jamerson is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary; two sons, John Jamerson of Ojai and David I. Jamerson Jr. of Bakersfield; three daughters, Donelle Walker of Meiners Oak, Jeanne Lavato of Corona and Rona Porrazzo of Burbank; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Ojai Presbyterian Church with Rev. Peter Whitelock officiating.
Visitation is Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai.