James (Jim or Jimmy) McWhirt


James (Jim or Jimmy) McWhirt passed away on Aug. 8, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. from injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident on June 24. 

Jim was born Aug. 18, 1954 in Hannibal. He was a 1972  graduate of Van-Far High School.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobbie McWhirt; and his brother-in-law, Alan Hammett.  

He is survived by his mother, Vivian McWhirt of Plano, Texas; his sister, Judy Hammett of Fairview, Texas; and his nephew, Heath Hammett also of Fairview; along with Heath’s wife, Melissa; and their children, daughter Avery, age 15 and son Chase, age 12.  

Services will be held at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. with Bob Hoehn officiating.  

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Animal Protection League 903-753-7387 or Samaritan Inn in McKinney, Texas.