James Dee (Jim) Lemon, March 30, 1947 -- Sept. 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

James Dee (Jim) Lemon, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born March 30, 1947 in Claremore, Okla., a son of D. Junior and Phyllis Joanne (Kittrell) Lemon. He departed this life Friday, Sept. 24 at his home in Eureka Springs, at the age of 63.

Jim was the owner and operator of Starkey Marina, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Honor Guard and was Grassy Knob Fire Chief for 23 years. He loved flying remote control airplanes and woodworking.

On February 18, 1972, Jim was united in marriage with Linda Marie Medlock who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deidera and Brian Kent and Dapheney and Maurice Pannell; one sister and brother-in-law, Dianna and Chuck Willyard; grandkids; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, D.J. Lemon; mother, Phyllis J. Lemon; and one sister, Dona J. Lemon.

Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Stan Adams officiating.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m.. Friday, Oct. 1, at the Highland Cemetery in Inola, Okla. under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 195 Huntsville Road, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632.

Military Honors will be provided by Post #9 of Eureka Springs. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.

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