He was born in Terre Haute Feb. 10, 1949, to William and Shirley (Holland) Knapp.
Jim graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1967. He had attended ISU for a year and a half before joining the Army National Guard.
Jim worked for Pinkerton Security in Terre Haute, Indianapolis, and Marion, Ind., where he worked as a supervisor.
He had also worked in security for Regional Hospital for 13 years.
Currently, Jim owned and operated VanHolland Security in Marion, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his father Bill Knapp.
Jim leaves behind his mother Shirley Knapp, sister Susan Bullington, Brazil, niece Sherry Wallace, cousins Linda Cooper, Dan Corrie and Rob Corrie.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, May 31, 2011, at 6 p.m., with Pastor Tom Hess officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday, from 4 p.m., until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society, PO Box 277, Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.