Jim proudly served our nation in the U.S. Navy on the USS Riley during WWII. He worked for 30 years in the dairy industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Ray and Bob; as well as a sister, Virginia Bottum.
Jim is survived by a son, James Lester Bottum, Jr.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time. Burial will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.