James Richard Cool, age 72, of Pensacola, FL, passed away April 7, 2019 at Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital in Pensacola, FL.
James was born September 25, 1946, the son of Richard and Erma (LeDuc). James graduated from Escanaba High School.
James raced modified race cars for years. Throughout his life he worked at Northern Rebuilders and even opened and operated Cool Automotive in 1988. He retired from Central Office Installer in 2005.
James was well known for his engine building skills in the Escanaba area, as well as being a great handyman. He was also popular for making snow in Pensacola. James loved to fish with his friends on the Gulf. He also enjoyed attending races, car shows, and motorcycle shows.