Jim Bain, 77, of Grain Valley, MO passed away peacefully Thursday, June 22, 2017. Visitation will be held 6-8:00 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the chapel. Burial will follow at the Rockville Cemetery in Rockville, MO.
Jim was born in Kansas City, MO on February 20, 1940. He graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1958. He then studied at KU. By the time Jim was 20 years old he was a business partner with his dad, James M. Bain, Sr., owning multiple gas stations and a Dog-n-Suds Restaurant. Jim was also a real estate agent. He was the founder and co-owner of Skin & Scuba Dive Shop with Pool in Blue Springs, and was a member of KC Frogman’s Club. Jim retired in 1999 from the Carpenter’s Local 1529, as a Superintendent. Jim painted the gas station signs free hand and also enjoyed leather carving, drawing, and painting murals. He loved to fish, and his favorites were to deep sea and trout fish; along with scuba diving, boating, camping, and hunting. Of the many places Jim had been, he loved the most spending time with his beloved family and friends at the Lake of the Ozarks, and to sit on the white sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Jim was intensely loyal to his immediate and extended family, which was the most important thing to him. He will be missed tremendously by us all.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Melvin Bain, Sr., and mother “Trudi” Gertrudis Franklyn Bain. He is survived by his: wife, Diana of the home; daughter, Melinda and Neal Branstetter of Grain Valley, MO; daughter, Lucinda and Scott Thurn of Grain Valley, MO; grandson, Caleb Joseph Branstetter; granddaughter, Amanda Ray Thurn; grandson, James Garrett Bain Thurn; sister, Debbie Foster of Blue Springs, MO; niece, Carrie (Bryan) Compton; nephew, Brett (Lacey) Foster.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Cambridge North Tower at the University of Kansas Health System, please make donations payable to – University of Kansas Health System. Mail to 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Ste. 305, West Wood, KS, 66205 or Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, 14310 E 42nd Street South, Unit 600, Independence, MO 64055. Memories of Jim and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.