|#1-Published in the Enterprise October 6, 2017|
James ‘Jim’ McCormick, 82, of Neosho, MO, entered into rest on October 3, 2017, at Medicalodge in Neosho, following a lengthy illness.
Jim was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Blair, the son of Clarence and Leota McCormick. He graduated from Blair High School in 1952 and attended college at Dana College for one year. He was a member of the Blair United Methodist Church. He worked for Safeway in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Kelly Ryan in Blair. He married Lodena Wrich in 1954 at Blair and later divorced. In 1956, Jim moved to Denver, CO, where he worked as a tile layer before going to the Air Force in 1957, serving until 1959. He was stationed at Cheyenne, Wyo., and Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, in communications. He returned to Denver in 1961 and began working for Pepsi Cola as a route salesman and at Kroger Grocers as a service driver. In 1991, Jim relocated to Neosho, Missouri.
He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and all sports, especially football and the Denver Broncos as a season ticket holder for over 50 years.
Jim married Charleen Sawyer in 1972 at Denver, Colo., and she survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, LaNae Frew and husband, Tom, of White Hills, AZ and Lonna Kelly of Boise, Idaho; stepson, Douglas Sawyer, and wife, Sandy, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; stepdaughter, Cathy Sawyer of Neosho; two sisters, Patricia Rand and husband, Bob, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Sara Jo McCormick of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, with one great-grandchild due to arrive in November; and special family friends, Grant and Shelley Krummel and Bob and Nancy King.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael McCormick; and son-in-law, Tim Kelly. Jim requested to be cremated and a memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Chaplain Danny Mullins and Bud Reed will officiate. The family will receive friends following the memorial service until 11:30 a.m. Family graveside services will be held at a later date at the Blair Cemetery, Blair.
Memorial contributions in honor of Jim may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donors’ choice, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
The family would like to express a special ‘Thank You’ to Dr. Edgar Conrad and Cheri, Dr. David Zuehlke and Kyra and the caregivers of Hospice Compassas and Medicalodge of Neosho for all of their tender loving care.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.
#2-Published in the Pilot-Tribune May 1, 2018
James P. “Jimmy Pat” McCormick, passed away, October 3, 2017 in Neosho, Mo.
A graveside service will be held May 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Blair Cemetery.
Jimmy Pat was born in Blair, the son of C.L.(Pat) and Leota(Van Deusen) McCormick, on August 2, 1935. He graduated from Blair High School in 1952 and attended Dana College. He married Lodena Wrich in 1954, they had three children; Michael, Lanae (Tom) Frew of Arizona, Lonna Kelly of Boise, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael and son-in-law, Tim Kelly.
He married Charleen Sawyer in 1972 in Denver, Colo. They retired to Neosha in 1991. He loved gardening, fishing, hunting and all sports, especially the Denver Broncos. They were season ticket holders for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Charleen; daughters, Lanae and Lonna; stepchildren, Douglas (Sandy) Sawyer of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Cathy Sawyer of Neosho, Mo.; sisters, Patricia (Bob) Rand of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Sara Jo McCormick of Denver; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special family friends, Grant and Shelly Krummel and Bob and Nancy King.
#3 Funeral leaflet
In Loving Memory of James Patrick McCormick
August 2, 1935 ~ October 3, 2017
Memorial Services Monday, October 9, 2017 Ten O’Clock in the Morning, Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Officiating: Chaplain Danny Mullins, Bud Reed
Order of Service: Prelude: “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”; Obituary Reading; “In The Garden”; Scripture, Prayer; “Yellow Roses”; Remarks—Grant Krummel; Message; “I’ll Fly Away”—Congregational Singing;
“Miss Me—But Let Me Go”
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room;
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little—but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared.
Miss me—but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows doing good deeds.
Miss me—but let me go.
Services under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Missouri
~~~Obituaries and Funeral leaflet courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.
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