James Michael Brasher, age 48, died on January 17 at approximately 6:24 p.m. after fighting a short battle against an aggressive colon cancer.
Born April 8, 1971, in Houston, Texas, to parents Cathy Holland and Mike Brasher, he grew up alongside his sister Kim in Spring, Texas. He eventually moved to California after attending Sam Houston State University. He was a longtime resident of Pacific Palisades. After a brief acting career, he spent his life in the television and media industries producing documentaries.
Jim attended McCullough High School in Conroe Independent School District where he played varsity basketball and excelled at many other sports. His college career earned him a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in radio, television and film, and he was a member of the Sam Houston State University cheerleading squad.
Jim was loved by the entire community and will be sorely missed by many. Jim was passionate about his daughter Amelia and put his career on hold to devote his life to raising her after the death of his wife and her mother, Kristen Fairchild, in 2014. He loved sports, BBQ, the beach, hiking and all outdoor activities. Jim’s family and friends were foremost in his life.
He is survived by his daughter Amelia, mother Cathy, father Mike, stepmother Jan, sister Kim, aunt Danielle, uncle Jim, niece Lauryn, nephew Mitchell and cousin Tyler. He is preceded in death by grandparents Pete and Jeanne Brasher.
Services for Jim will be held at Community United Methodist Church of Pacific Palisades on Sunday, January 26, from 2 to 4 p.m.
A GoFundMe account has been established for his daughter Amelia. Click here to donate.