James Spencer Platt, 81, of Sandy, Utah, passed on to prepare a place for his family. He is survived by his spouse, Doris S. Platt and four children who loved him dearly, Andrea Christiansen (Clay), Cameron Platt (Jennifer), Nicole Castroman (Miguel), and Kirsten Major (Scott) as well as 13 grandchildren.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah to the late Allan Jesse Platt and Elizabeth (Spencer) he graduated from East High School and served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany. He was commissioned in the Utah Army National Guard, attaining the rank of Lieutenant.
James was known for his love of the outdoors, especially hiking the Uintas, and never met a flashlight or piece of outdoor gear he didn’t like. An avid reader, he had a fondness for history, westerns and anything to do with the military. He taught his kids the importance of hard work, honesty and serving others, and while he will be missed, we know we will see him again.
Graveside services to be held Wednesday, January 12th at 1:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) Sandy, Utah 84092. Visitation with family to begin at Noon, prior to the service.
Some of his favorite sayings were “If a job’s worth doing, do it right,” and “Always return a borrowed tool cleaner and better than when you borrowed it.”