Jim Bob McPherson

Jim Bob McPherson, 60, of Winfield, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 1, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Visitation with family is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5,  at Miles Funeral Service. Burial is Friday, Feb. 7 in Salem, Mo.

A memorial has been established in Jim’s name for Victory in the Valley. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.

Jim Bob was born Aug. 22, 1959, in Farmington, N.M., to Bill and Lena (Lanier) McPherson. The family moved to Salem, Mo., where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Salem High School in 1977. Jim started working at a very young age, helping with the family business drilling wells. He developed a passion for working on vehicles as a teenager, eventually turning that into a career.

Jim married Paula “Kay” Payne on June 3, 1977, in McKinney, Texas. Jim and Kay made their first home in Atlanta, and Jim began working with his father in the oil fields. The family returned to Salem in 1993, where Jim began working as an auto mechanic for Knight & Maher. He started his own mechanic shop, McPherson Repair, in 2002. He opened the Salem Bowling Center in 2004, expanding on another great passion. They returned to the Winfield area in 2006, and Jim began working with his brother at McPherson Drilling, where he remained until retiring due to health concerns in 2015.

Jim was a member of the U.S. Bowling Congress. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and visiting with friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His family includes his wife, Kay McPherson, of Winfield; son, Mike McPherson and wife, Megan, of Houston, Mo.; daughters, Angie Chitwood, of Burden, Katie James and husband, Kevin, of Salem, Mo., and Kandi McCall and husband, Nathan, of Jadwin, Mo.; his brother, Billy Lloyd McPherson and wife, Penny, of Winfield; his sister, Genie Brazell and husband, Russ, of Augusta; and his 14 grandchildren, Sierra, Shyanne, Christopher, Decemeber, Novemeber Jewel, Januarie Blaze, Brooklyn, Jackson, Elijah, Tristen, Cameron, Noah, Mikayela and Tyler.

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