James Richard Byram, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at the age of 88 in Jacksonville, FL. He succumbed to Covid-19 a week after testing positive. Jim, the name he was most notably known by, was born in Wauchula, Florida on November 25, 1932, to his father James Pickens Byram, and his mother Irene (Makowski) Byram. In 1935, at the age of 3, he relocated with his parents and younger sister to Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in the subdivision of Springfield. Jim graduated Andrew Jackson High School in 1950 before attending collage at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, where he majored in engineering. Following college, he married his high school sweetheart, Marian Vaughn, before enlisting in the United States Army. His initial deployment with the army carried him throughout the Asia-Pacific region over a period of almost two-(2) years. Following this deployment, he was reunited with his wife and was stationed in San Francisco, California. Following honorable discharge from the Army, Jim and his wife returned to Jacksonville, Florida, where they raised their family. Jim is survived by his wife Marian (Vaughn) Byram; sister Martha (Byram) Leonard; children Sharon (Greg) Mattox, Suzy (Rick) Jones and James P. (Tammy) Byram; grandchildren Ashley (Brian) Heller, Jennifer (Stephen) Hunt, Rachel M. Jones, Emily K. Jones, Stephanie (Zach) Aten, Joshua M. (Karen) Mattox; Nathaneal J. (Tiffany) Byram, Hunter P. Byram and Luke A. Byram; great grandchildren Emerson S. Heller, McKaela R. Hunt, Adelyn R. Heller, Madelyn J. Hunt, Gabriella S. Heller, Beau J. Byram, Bennet A. Mattox; and by loving nieces, a nephew and cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. A visitation for Jim is planned for Monday, October 4, 2021, between 10:00 11:00 AM. The visitation will be held at Oaklawn Chapel located at 4801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL. The funeral will be held immediately thereafter at 11:00 AM.

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