Funeral service for James M. Lugar, age 54, of Columbiana, was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Union The Church at Chelsea Park. Burial followed at Union Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, from 1:30-3 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Lugar, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, due to a job related accident, was born July 26, 1955, in Little Rock, Ark. He was a founding member of the Alabama Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epilsilon at UAB.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil C. Lugar, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Audrey A. Lugar; brothers, Virgil C. Lugar Jr. (Vicki S.) and John Lugar (Anne K.); nephews, Derrick C. Lugar, Virgil “Clint” Lugar III, Eli Foree and Brad M. Lugar; step-daughter, Shae King Ganus; special friend, Kathy Brimer; and other family and friends.
Jim was a special person, kind and compassionate, willing to help other people who were struggling in life. No problem was too big for him to aid someone in trying to overcome it. He attended Hope Lutheran Church in Irondale where he was always available to serve God and his fellow parishioners. No task was too big or small, including anything from raking leaves to reading Bible lessons from the pulpit during services. He also worked Hope’s booth at the “Whistle Stop” festivals in Irondale. At one time he hosted an exchange student from Germany.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the American Heart Association.
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