JAMES H. McCORMICK
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May 8, 1947 - December 6, 2012
INDEPENDENCE - James H. McCormick, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz and a resident of Independence, Oregon died on Thursday, December 6th in Salem Hospital with his family at his side. James was born to Edythe Logan on May 8, 1947 in Otis, Oregon. He grew up in Otis on the Logan family farm. He graduated from Taft High School in 1966. James proudly served in the Marine Corp during the Vietnam, where he was awarded a Purple Heart. James lived in California prior to coming to Monmouth and Independence in the early 1970's. James worked at the Kings Valley Mill prior to working at Willamette Industries in Dallas, Oregon. James retired as Lead Millwright Electrician in 2004. James was a longtime member of B.P.O.E. #1950 Independence Elks Lodge. James enjoyed many outdoor activities including water skiing, whitewater rafting, softball, family road trips, camping, hunting, crabbing, clamming, and fishing. He was an avid cribbage, pinochle, and domino's player. James loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed teaching them how to do the things he loved and passing down his ways to them, and they all enjoyed learning. He enjoyed watching them play sports and dearly enjoyed their company. He was very proud of them all. James was known by many, and is greatly missed by all those that knew him. He is a beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Friend.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa of Independence, sons, Ryan (Liz) McCormick of Independence, Chad ( Michelle) McCormick of Lincoln City , Matt Franklin of Independence, daughter, Cassie Franklin (Shane Stull) of Jefferson, Nephew, Shawn (Brittney) Thomas of Dallas, sisters, Elaine Thomas of Dallas, Patricia (Jim) Fredrickson of Neuotsu, Sylvia Butler of Siletz, brother, Charlie (Sally) Butler of Siletz, along with grandchildren Terran, Sydney, Joey, Malachi, Josh, Lily, great nephews Kyler & Brayden and tons of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, and brother, Buck Butler.
Funeral Services will be on Thursday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m. in Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private interment will be in the Logan Family Cemetery in Otis. To leave an online condolence for the family go to www.dallastribute.com. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Dec. 11, 2012