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Firmin, DC, James M.

Firmin, DC, James M.

May 25, 1923 — January 15, 2019

Dr. James Martin Firmin, 95, formerly of Raytown, passed away January 15, 2019. He was born May 25, 1923, to Phil and Alberta Martin Firmin in Fort Worth, TX, and lived in Weston, Raytown and Kansas City Metro most of his life. He graduated from DeKalb High School in 1941 and Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1952. Jim served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving honorable discharge as a Sergeant. He was married to Anita Hurst in 1944 and Dorothy Calvert from 1951 until his death.

Along with his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Joel Arthur Firmin. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Sandra, Roma and Dora; grandchildren, Shelly, Brandon, Tia, Tara and Bonita; nine great grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

Jim was a man of great physical and mental strength, working many years in the fitness industry. In our family, Daddy is and always will be a unique and unconventional individual, witty, full of imagination, philosophical and analytical. He taught us that everyone deserved inherent respect. He gave us love in poetry, song, hugs and kisses.

A family service and burial will be at a later date.

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A family service and burial will be at a later date.

Firmin, DC, James M.'s Guestbook

Daddy....I always thought that you were like Superman...In my mind you would never leave me without you. But, I hear you in my thoughts and in the way I think, in the way I sing, and my "edgy" sense of humor in the things that you taught me regarding humanity, generosity, and forgiveness even when it isn't easy, because no one is perfect, and I can't imagine any other person that I could have loved or respected more than you.....and you are with me everyday, and I hope like Sandy to hug you again.Roma

Roma Firmin

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing.

John Pepper

Jim was a friend who never criticized others, who enjoyed a good debate and a good dinner. He always looked for the good in others and was a generous person. He will definitely be missed.

Allen Rogge

Wonderful loving man with a heart so big. Rest in peace my sweet Daddy. You are a part if me and will be in my heart and soul forever. I hope somehow we will see each other again and I will be able to embrace you.

Sandra Firmin Willis

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