Funeral services for James R. “Jimmy” Pelham, 65, Lawrence, Kansas will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. He died on Friday, April 09, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 5, 1944 in Brownwood, Texas, the son of James Henry and Nancy M. (Baker) Pelham.
He was the owner of Pelham Construction beginning in 1970 until he retired in 2006.
Mr. Pelham was a breeder and show person of Main Coon Cats and a member of the Cat Fanciers’ Association. He and his wife owned Jayhawkcats Cattery in Lawrence for 19 years.
He attended Free Methodist Church in Lawrence, KS.
Mr. Pelham was married to Connie Lee Fogg on January 31, 1964 in Wichita, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Sabra Deniese Pelham, Smyrna Beach, FL; one son, James “Scott” Pelham, Flower Mound, TX; and his mother, Nancy M. Pelham, Milledgeville, GA; four grandchildren, Parker and Auriona East and Sam and Ellie Pelham.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.