As a symbol of respect for the memory of former State Representative Tullis and his service to Florida, the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse of Duval, Florida, the City Hall of Jacksonville, Florida, and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, former State Representative James F. “Jim” Tullis passed away. Tullis represented District 17, which included Jacksonville, in the Florida House of Representatives for one term between 1999 and 2000. He graduated with a degree in business and economics from Jacksonville University in 1965, and he was an independent insurance agent and a former city council president. Tullis also served 13 years in the U.S. Army Special Forces Reserves.