Jim Lynn became a parent volunteer when his sons John and Jeff joined the Blue Devils in 1987, Jeff in horn line and John in the drum line. He liked to help load equipment into the truck for shows and loved to barbecue at family night and other functions. The pattern continued as they went into "B" Corps and Jeff into "A" Corps. When it was needed, he worked at "Mars" practice field mowing, helping Fred Hollenbeck maintain the field so it was ready for the kids to practice on. If there was something that needed fixing, Jim was a good handyman, and would do whatever needed doing especially if it required working outside. Doing something outside was what he enjoyed most.