James R. “Jim” McGeehon, 88, a longtime resident of Drain, passed away peacefully on Nov. 11, 2021. Jim was born in 1933 in Odin, Ill., to Arthur and Mabel McGeehon.
Jim’s working career extended from longshoring in Seward, Ala., oil rigs in Indiana, dairies in southern California, and ended up in Oregon, where he worked for 40 years in the plywood and lumber industry. He enjoyed watching his family grow up, and with border collies at his side, raising livestock on his place in Drain.
Jim is survived by daughter Candace Ferguson (Ron); son Michael McGeehon (Carol); son Gene McGeehon (Donna); and daughter Melody Ferguson (Dennis); six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Jeanne M. McGeehon, five siblings and four step-siblings. There will be a private interment at the Drain City Cemetery.