James Loren Painter age 63 passed away on May 9th, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family, after an almost 2-year battle with cancer.
James was born in Morrisville, Mo. on April 3rd, 1957 to Tobe and Leota (Long) Painter. He was saved at a young age. He graduated from MCE in 1975. He retired from Kirberg Roofing after 24 years as a Journeyman Roofer\Crane Operator. He was a member of Union Local 20. He was a jack of all trades and always had an idea of how to make something better.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and anything that would allow him to be outdoors. He never met a stranger. He was a friend to everyone.
James is preceded in death by his parents Tobe and Leota (Long) Painter, Brother, Tobe Painter Jr., sister Cynthia Painter, and granddaughter Kelsie Bingham.
James is survived by his loving wife Sue of 29 years. Children: Marty (Amy) Painter, Travis (Brenda) Painter, Lori Painter, Niki (Zach) Smith. Grandchildren, Tucker, Cody, Brooke, Gloria, Skyler, Sean, Bryce, T.J., Ryan, Emily, Jacob, Shawn, and Michael. Siblings; Beatrice Blades, Mike (Ellen) Painter, Rex (Leora) Painter, Jeanie Painter, and Bill (Laura) Painter. Also, many extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center, Bolivar, Missouri.
A Memorial service for James will be at Butler Funeral Home, Tuesday, May 26, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one-hour prior at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Morrisville Cemetery.