In Loving Memory
September 20, 1936 – June 16, 2014
James Lewis McCormick Sr. GySgt, USMC. (Retired) aged 77 longtime resident of Marlow, AL lost his final battle on Monday, June 16, 2014. James’ quiet words of strength, wisdom, and discipline will resound throughout the McCormick Clan and beyond for all ages. He is survived by his children; Kim McCormick, Karen McCormick (Jerry Dale), James Jr (Ashley), Daniel, and Jacob Adam Nelson. He loved to be surrounded by his grandchildren; Stephan, Natasha, Eric, (Children of Kim), Jeremy (Son of Karen), Jacob Cody, Paris, and Luna (Children of James Jr.). He is survived by three brothers, Jerry, Tex, and Rex. He is also survived by his ex-wife Delores McCormick. He also loved his extended chosen family and their children, Theresa (Catherine and Charlotte), Chasity (Katie, Landon, Roland), and Sabrina.
He is preceded in death by his father James Angus and his mother Ruth A. (nee Wilson) his sister Janie, and his two brothers J.T McCormick and J.D McCormick.
James lived his life according to the Marine code of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. He was funny, loving, stubborn, and generous. James lived his life to the fullest and embraced everyone around him in his love. He was a Marine to the end and his life was reflective of the values he learned in the United States Marine Corps.
Visitation will be held at Hughes Funeral Home at 12:30pm on Thursday, June 19, 2014, interment with military honors will follow at 2:30pm at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 State Highway 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36527. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.