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James R. “Jim” Bohon

James R. “Jim” Bohon, 73, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 3:07 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo.

James R. “Jim” Bohon

Jim was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Quincy, Ill., to Edward Ray and Alice Francis Cobb Bohon Darnell. He was married to Loretta M. Perry on July 19, 1964. She survives.

Other survivors include daughters, Robin (Brad) Stice and Angela (Jim Barner) Inglima; son, Jamie W. “Buck” (Collette) Bohon; grandchildren, Mikkah (Aaron) Johnson, Palmyra; Brett (Ashley Robertson) Goodwin, Palmyra; Alexis (Nate Parrish) Goodwin, LaBelle; Levi Stark, Lewistown, Mo.; Hanna Inglima, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Laken, Aiden, and Matti Bohon, Warrenton, Mo.; Chloe and Ella Johnson, Palmyra; and Bryer and Harper Goodwin, Palmyra; sisters, Shirley Neatourer, Shelbina, Mo.; Betty Douse, Hannibal; and Mary Franklin, Sequin, Texas; brothers, Kilby (LuAnn) Bohon, Palmyra; and Gary Bohon, Palmyra.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, William L. Perry; and mother-in-law, Velma Mae Perry.

Jim grew up in Philadelphia, Mo. He was a life-long heavy equipment operator, owning his own business in Palmyra in the 70s and 80s. He worked for Bleigh Construction in his later years, lastly at Goldinger Farms in Palmyra. 

Jim was a wonderful husband and father, but he adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, never missing one of their ballgames. He also loved to take them for ice cream. An outgoing guy, Jim enjoyed socializing with friends and family.

He attended First Baptist Church of Palmyra.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Paul Reese will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. 

The funeral service will be live-streamed through Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Follow the link on their obituary page or go to The live stream will start shortly before the service begins.

Pallbearers will be Bill Goldinger, Todd Barr, Mark Goldinger, Wayne Snodgrass, Brett Goodwin and Larry Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Goodwin, Levi Stark, Aaron Johnson, Laken Bohon, Aiden Bohon, Bryer Goodwin, Mikkah Johnson, Lexi Goodwin, Hannah Inglima, Matti Bohon, Chloe Johnson, Ella Johnson and Harper Goodwin.

Friends and family are invited to James’s life celebration at a visitation that will be from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Palmyra, or Kid’s For Christ Preschool.

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