In Memory

James Ward Bynum Jr


James Ward Bynum Jr.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1943 – APRIL 14, 2023

Obituary of James Ward Bynum Jr.


McPeters Funeral Directors

James "Jim" Ward Bynum Jr., age 79, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones, at MS Care Center in Corinth, Mississippi. Jim was born Sunday, September 26, 1943 to the late James Ward Sr. and Marguerite Dilworth Bynum.

Mr. Bynum was a proud member of West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle Church. He was a member of the United States Air Force where he was a Vietnam veteran. Jim was a 1962 graduate of Corinth High School. Jim enjoyed boating and camping, while taking in nature. Jim was dedicated to public service and served as the City of Corinth Street Commissioner for over 15 years. During his retirement, he volunteered as a driver for other veterans, bringing them to and from the VA Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Bynum was a charismatic person and loved his family and grandchildren more than anything else.

Mr. Bynum was preceded in death by his parents and his sister; Vickie Lynn Lassiter.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Linda "Dawn" Colvert (Phillip); his son James "Ward" Bynum III (Sarah); his sister, Mary Allie Peterman (VADM Brian Peterman, USCG Retired); and four grandchildren, Sean Phillip Colvert, Sam Walker, James Ward Bynum IV, and Brooks Bynum.

Pallbearers for the service will be; Sean Colvert, Sam Walker, Jason Bonds, Bryan Clausel, Alan Clausel, and Andy Clausel.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service held Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at McPeters Funeral Director Inc. with Bro. Merle Dixon officiating beginning at one o'clock in the afternoon. The family will accept friends beginning at eleven o'clock in the morning until service time.

McPeters Funeral Director and staff are in charge of the services.

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