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LARSON, James M. 'Jim' 1934 - 2012


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 10/4/2012 at 14:13:28

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Monday, October 1, 2012
Page 8


James M. LARSON, age 77 of Fairfield died Saturday afternoon at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield.

He was born November 24, 1934 in Mount Pleasant, the son of Karl A. and Opal C. VORHIES LARSON.

Jim grew up in the Lockridge community and graduated from Lockridge High School in 1953.

Jim married Jeralee J. PARSONS on June 26, 1955 at the Birmingham Methodist Church.

They lived in Fairfield before he served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959 as an instructor of the NIKE Ajax and Hercules Guidance Missile systems for NATO.

They lived in Fairfield from 1959 until 1984, and moved to York, PA until 2000, at which time they returned to Fairfield.

He first worked for Pickens Firestone Store in Fairfield, He was an electrical engineer for 35 years at Louden Machinery Company in Fairfield. He worked for Staley Machinery Company for 2 years and Sun Automation Company for 10 years; both in Hunt Valley, Maryland. He worked for Nelson Company in Fairfield for 12 years.

Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield.

He served on the Fairfield City Council for 10 years.

Jim was a 50-year member and served as a trustee of B.P.O. Elks No. 1192, a member of Kiwanis Club of Fairfield, Eagles Lodge (sic - Aerie/Club), Walton Club, A.A.R.L. (ham radio operators), a 50-year member of the Scottish Rites at Davenport.

Jim enjoyed life, working with his hands and helping friends.

He has put up long hard, long fight against his cancer that began in 1977.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving family members include his wife Jeralee, a niece Susan GRIFFIN of Fairfield, a nephew Alan PARSONS of Winfield, several great nieces and nephews, one great-great-nephew, three great-great-nieces and special friends, the Mike and Donna Lang family of Fairfield.

Cremation has been accorded.

A memorial service for Jim LARSON with Masonic Rites will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield with Pastor Nate Nims officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield. An Elks ritual will be begin (sic) at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday following the visitation

Private interment will be in the Lockridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Lockridge Cemetery Association or to the Fairfield First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to www.raymondfuneralhomes.com.

Raymond Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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