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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: James David Oxford

  • James David Oxford, age, 59, of DuQuoin and former Ridgway resident, died on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
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  • James David Oxford, age, 59, of DuQuoin and former Ridgway resident, died on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
    Jim was born in Eldorado on Jan. 16, 1954, the son of Adiel L. "Bud" and Mary (Mead) Oxford and raised on the family farm northwest of Ridgway. Jim graduated Ridgway High school in 1972 and attended Murray State University. Jim was a district sales manager for LG Seed Company. He was also a farmer and raised horses. He was a Baptist by faith, a member of the VFW Men's Auxiliary and was a 4-H member. Jim was a good husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He will be missed for his contagious smile and his love for people.
    Jim married Karen Kay Furlow on Jan. 18, 2003, and she survives along with his mother, Mary Oxford of Ridgway; two daughters, Jennifer (Kevin) Tirey of Springfield and Jaime (Ryan) Brown of Augusta, Ga.; a son, Keith Furlow of DuQuoin; four grandchildren, Flynn and Katharine Tirey, and Samuel and Avery Brown; and his sister, Judy (Robert) Taylor of Cleveland, Tenn.
    He was preceded by his father.
    Visitation for Jim will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin. Visitation will then be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway with his funeral service starting at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Randy Davis will officiate and and interment will follow at Oxford-Rutherford Cemetery near Cave-In-Rock.
    In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Disabled Veterans Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.
    You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

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