James Blair “Jim” Acton, Jr.

James Blair “Jim” Acton, Jr., age 49, of Birmingham, AL, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016. Jim  was a Member of the Church of Brookhills.  He graduated from UAB, worked in the Medical Records field and went on to create his own company “Acton Corporation.”  He fought a long battle with ALS.     He was predeceased by his mother, Brenda Bailey Acton. His survivors include his wife of 23 years,  Kristen Dreon Acton; he was a loving father to James “Blair” Acton III and Bailey Nicole Acton; father, James Blair Acton, Sr.; brother, William Andrew Acton (Renee) ; sister, Kim Acton Parker (Ron); nieces, Kayleigh Verboncoeur , Hannah Verboncoeur, Emily Acton, Eryn Acton; nephews, Antony Dreon, Daniel Parker and  Graham Parker and a host of other family members. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be 10 am,  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Church of Brookhills.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations made in Jim’s name are made to, The Gleason Initiative Foundation, P. O. Box 24493, New Orleans, LA  70184.


  1. John Sonnenfeld on December 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Dear Kristen and family… I am so very sorry to learn about your loss of Jim.

    Fortunately, death is only a temporary part of life. Jesus promised us a wonderful resurrection of the dead (John
    5:28,29/1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14), so we have the hope of being reunited with our deceased loved ones. In the
    meantime, even though the pain of loss through death may sometimes seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will
    give you the strength necessary to endure the coming months (Psalm 46:1).
    Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences and please do feel free to contact me.