James E. Augustine Jr. (Auggie/Apple Core), 61 of rural Homestead, longtime resident of this area died suddenly, Friday, February 19, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Jim was born June 22, 1959, the son of James E. Augustine Sr. and Loretta “Bernice” Bradford. Growing up in Coralville he attended West High in Iowa City. On June 7, 1980 Jim married Shirley A. Davis in Cedar Rapids. Jim has spent most of his adult life as an over the road truck driver and diesel mechanic. He was one that looked at life straight on, called it like it was, was never shy to share advice and was always willing to help. Jim could fix anything, he enjoyed working on cars, trucks and motorcycles, fishing with family and friends and being “Grandpa” was the icing on the cake! His family includes his wife, Shirley; their children, Kim Weiermann (Cory), Anna Augustine (Chad Gatewood), Michael Augustine (Ashley), Elizabeth Weiermann (Joe), Samantha Sherman (Jeffrey) and fourteen grandchildren, Dakota, Ty, Colton, Wyatt, Makayla, Emmett, Kain, Millie, Baylor, Miles, Lincoln, Aubrey, Jeffery and Alayna. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, son, Benjamin; and three sisters, Sherry Bremner, Diane Berg, and Janet Nelson. No services are planned at this time. To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.