Obituary and Service Information for James Thomas Rorie, Sr.

Rorie, Sr., James Thomas

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri 63028

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm

Service Location:
Mahn Twin City Chapel

Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Blvd, St Louis, MO 63108

James Thomas "Jim" Rorie, Sr. age 86 entered into rest November 5, 2019 at Mercy Jefferson Hospital Festus. Before retiring in 1994 had been an Aeronautics Engineer Supervisor for NASA and he had traveled to over 30 different countries while working for NASA. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954; He was a member of First Baptist Church of Herculaneum-Pevely, a member of American Legion Post 253 and the VFW Post 5896 in Farmington. Jim loved working outdoors caring for his lawn and landscaping, enjoyed cooking, traveling especially to Branson and his dog, Alexis Van Rorie "Lexi". Born September 13, 1933, in Corinth, MS, to the late James K. and Lela May (Mauldin) Rorie.

Survived by his loving family which includes his wife: Fayann Marie (Graham) Rorie; son: James T. (Diana) Rorie, Jr of Splendora, TX; daughters: Lisa G. (Jason) Jetmore of St Ann, Linda M. (Joseph) Johnson of South Korea and Jennifer (Freddy) Crane of DeSoto; grandchildren: Gwendolyn, Amber, Joseph, Leah, Tommy and Sasha. He is also survived by several great grandchildren; special nephews: Patrick Comte and Ray Bovo; and special niece: Jean Foust. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife: Betty Jean (Wasson) Rorie; and sisters: Vera Comte, Jackie Correa and Kathie Kepple.

Reverend Jeff Purvis will officiate the service.


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