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     James Donald Winningham, age 61, of Lamar, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin.


     Jim was born October 19, 1947, in Lamar, one of the five children of James E. and Helen (Davis) Winningham.  He graduated from Lamar High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Army.  Jim had worked as a telecommunications engineer for Horton Engineering, Finley Engineering, and SMS.  Throughout the years he had been a member of Lamar Elks Lodge, Lamar Eagles Club, and V.F.W. Post 3691.


     Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony & Dina Winningham, Oronogo, Missouri; two daughters, Andrea Meyers, Joplin and Tricia Leivan, Nevada; three step-children, Missy Lemmons, Liberal, Crystal Marsden, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Travis Cartwright, Cherry Vale, Kansas; a brother, Jack & wife Barbara Winningham, Lamar; two sisters, Kay Winningham, Lamar, and Maxine & husband Jerry Bruffey, Joplin; five grandchildren, Samantha, Sydnea, Korbyn, Jeordan and Jax; and several step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ricky Winningham.


     A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8th at Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors conducted by V.F.W. Post 3691.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lamar Elks Lodge in care of Daniel Funeral Home.





#6 Nevada, MOWilliam Vincent 2010-01-23 18:38
I worked with Jim off and on thru the years. We had a good time cooking steaks on the open grill one time. Jim was very fun to be around and I will look forward to seeing him again on the other side. Great steaks we had and you grilled Jim. God walk with you.
#5 Lamar, MoCrystal Orahood \Marsden\ 2009-10-10 12:55
deepest sympathy and condolences
I know the pain of losing him has hit me and it is a big saddness. I have put his family in my prays.He will never be forgotten and always loved, He was my stepdad but he was the only man that ever was a dad to me.
"A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth."
Ecclesiastes 7:1

Jesus replied, "You do not realise now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
John 13:7
#4 Lamar, MoJoe and Jenny Cackley 2009-10-09 19:19
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
#3 Lamar MOPeggy Burns and Dale Pennell 2009-10-07 10:10
Our deepest sympathy.
#2 Lamar, MOPeggy Burns and Dale Pennell 2009-10-07 10:06
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.
#1 Willard, MOGary & Janet Basnett 2009-10-06 15:51
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. We are so sorry to hear of the news of Jimmy. May God bless your family and give you added strength & comfort during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Gary & Janet Basnett

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