Medford resident, James Currie Tweed, born March 20, 1988 in Crescent City, California lost his hard fought 9-month long battle with cancer on April 13, 2020 in Medford, Oregon. James grew up in the coastal town of Crescent City, California. Which was perfect for James because he loved thunderstorms and the sound of the rain as it fell on the rooftop. He also loved the ocean beach, hiking, camping, and being in the Redwoods. Really, he just loved being in the outdoors and exploring. He enjoyed his time in nature, away from the world. James also loved his family and friends very much! He always made sure everyone around him was comfortable. You could not be with James and simultaneously be in a bad mood. He made sure of that. Whenever he entered the room, he would make sure to acknowledge everyone with a smile and a hug. If you received one of those patented “James hugs”, you knew he meant it! You also felt safe because James was a giant teddy bear and could most likely wrap his arms around you twice. At 6’7” James was proud of being one of the very few people who could see eye to eye with his 6’9” Uncle Jim. James was also very proud of his beard and everyone would agree that it was glorious! Graduating from both The College of the Redwoods and Southern Oregon University, James was also highly intelligent, but he would never admit that. James would talk with you about anything large or small, no matter how insignificant. He would make everyone feel like they were special to him. That was just the type of person he was. The outdoor spirit along with his humble nature led James to some very exciting and selfless careers. James was an EMT, a Volunteer Firefighter with the Fort Dick Fire Department and a Wild-land Firefighter with Cal-Fire and other private companies. He also worked as a substitute teacher for Medford and surrounding communities. James truly loved helping others, and he showed that by his career choices. James is survived by his Father and Mother; Chuck and Carolyn Tweed. Siblings Charles Tweed (Jennifer Tweed) Christopher Tweed (Michelle Tweed) and Chelsee Smith (Tressen Smith) of Crescent City, California. He loved his nieces and nephews; Dawson Tweed, Gavyn Tweed, Emma Tweed, Riley Tweed, Brody Tweed, Allie Smith and Daxten Smith. Along with Juana’s nieces Karma and Brookie. He had countless cousins and extended family. He also treasured his best friend John Crawford among so many others. He loved them all. James also leaves behind the love of his life, Juanita Hernandez (Juana). In Juana’s words “ James was a simple and humble, he did not care about material things. he was a very private person. He knew everyone but called only a few of them friends. As a partner, he was very loving and affectionate. There was never a day where he did not show or tell me that he loved me. He was also very protective of me and made sure I always had everything I needed or wanted. He took care of me in every possible way.” James was the greatest son, brother, friend, and family member.
In his honor, we ask you to go for a walk in nature in remembrance of him.