Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
Possible changes to service times: Because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, events like visitations and services may be rescheduled or canceled. Please check with the funeral home or church before leaving to attend an event.
JIMMY LEE &Quot;JIM&Quot; RENFRO
Jimmy Lee "Jim" Renfro, 77, of Wayland, Iowa, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at his residence in Wayland.
Services to celebrate the life of Jim will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington. Memorials have been established for the Muscatine Special Olympics. Online condolences may be sent for Jim's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com
Jim was born March 29, 1944, in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Frank L. and Helen J. (Petersen) Renfro. He graduated from Wilton High School in1962 and later attended junior college in Muscatine, Iowa. He was married to Margaret "Peggy" Bunn on December 12, 1964. They later divorced. Jim then married Nancy Canarr on June 29, 1984; she preceded him in death in 2006. He was currently engaged to his fiancé, Janet Sterling of Wayland, Iowa.
Jim worked in the maintenance department of Grain Processing Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa, for 35 years. He was a member of Finley Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Wayland, Iowa, and was a former member of the Wayland Lions Club. Jim was very involved in the Special Olympics for many years.
He is survived by his fiancé, Janet Sterling of Wayland, Iowa; daughter, Julie Berry and husband Mark of Muscatine, Iowa; son, Stephen Renfro of Muscatine, Iowa; and two grandsons, Jimi Berry and wife Samantha and their son Winston of Columbus Junction, Iowa, and Michael Berry and wife Tearney of Muscatine, Iowa.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy Renfro in 2006; stepson, Lance Bennett; and three brothers, Frank Renfro Jr., Ted Renfro and Tommy Renfro.