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James E. "Jim" McLimore

February 25, 1944 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

James E. "Jim" McLimore Obituary

James E. “Jim” McLimore, age 79, of Evansville, IN, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Jim was born February 25, 1944, in Owensboro, KY, to the late James L. and Thelma (Howard) McLimore. He graduated from Daviess County High School in 1962. Jim retired from Modern Welding Company, Inc. of Owensboro, after 40 years of service as first a Draftsman, then an Inspector, and then as an Inspector/Estimator. His greatest enjoyments were spending time with family and friends. Jim was an avid reader, and he enjoyed hunting, gardening, carpentry, and drafting house plans.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon Kay (Dimmett) Virgin McLimore, of 26 years; brother, Donald L. McLimore of Owensboro, KY; a sister; sons, Jeff (Ginger) and Leslie McLimore of Owensboro, KY; daughter, Lana McLimore of Paris, KY; step sons, Tom and David Virgin (Trista) of Evansville, IN; grandchildren, David, Chase, and Jacob McLimore, Marcus Bosley, Brittany Doonan (Frank), Brianna, Lily and Carly Virgin; great grandchildren, Oakleigh McLimore and A.J. Doonan; and special niece, LaNeesa Landolt (Derek) and their daughter, Kayla.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Kris Holzmeyer officiating. Burial will be private in Memorial Gardens, Owensboro, KY.

Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until service time, Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel.

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The family would like to say a special Thank You to the nurses and staff at Linda E. White Hospice House for their loving, compassionate care.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Linda E. White Hospice House at 611 Harriet Street, Evansville, IN 47710.

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February 17, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Boone Funeral Home
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

Celebration of Life
February 17, 2024

12:00 PM
Boone Funeral Home
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

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