He was born on February 27, 1970 in Sayre, PA, the son of Linda Bump and Charles McNeal.
Jim enjoyed softball and he was a referee for the games at the Monroeton Ball Field. For many years, he oversaw the ball field and scheduling until his health began to fail. He was an avid sports fan, watching all sports on tv. Jim especially enjoyed WWE and was very adept at naming any sports figure.