James Boyd Search

James Boyd Search

March 2, 1966 – April 14, 2024

James Boyd Search, 58, of Sweet Home passed away April 14, 2024. He was born on March 2,1966 to Thelma D. (Faulkner) and Mark E. Search, Sr., in Klamath Falls.

Jim lived in Dorris, California until he was 10 years old. The family then moved to Lebanon in 1976. He graduated class of 1984 from Lebanon Union High School and went on to receive an associate’s degree from LBCC in 1986.

He worked at various jobs throughout his life such as farming, a machinist and titanium plant worker. Jim started with Linn County Search and Rescue at age 15 as a cadet. He later became an adult leader and reserve deputy for the Linn County Sheriff’s Office until he was hired on full time in June of 1991. Jim retired from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in June 2016 after 25 years of service. He then worked as a maintenance supervisor for Advanced Mechanical Inc. in Brownsville.

Jim was a gun and knife enthusiast. He enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling and most of all enjoying his family and friends. His greatest joy was giving and helping others. Jim never met a stranger. He loved to strike up conversations with anyone who would listen.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Heather Search, two children: Ian and Ashley Search, both of Shelbyville, Tennessee, and his brother Mark (Lawona) Search Jr. He is preceded in death by his parents and older brother.

A celebration of life will be 2 pm Sunday, April 21 at Community Chapel. Donations may be made in memory of Jim Search to: Linn County Search and Rescue Unit at the following: Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Jim Search Memorial, 1115 Jackson St. SE, Albany OR 97322. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements www.sweethomefuneral.com.