James “Jim” M. Blaine

 

James “Jim” Marvin Blaine, 63, of Oak Grove, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley; memorial service to follow at 7:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137.

 

Jim was born on January 17, 1954, in Kansas City, MO, son of Marvin and Dorothy (Miliken) Blaine. Jim played football at Sedalia High and Central Methodist University.  Jim owned and operated Unique Labels and then owned Valley Laundry for 7 years.  Jim had abundant skill and passion for racing cars and training dogs.  Jim raced cars at Valley Speedway. Jim was an avid dog trainer and taught dog classes. Jim trained Toto for Wizard of Oz productions, was the president of Greater Kansas City Dog Trainers Club, and did sheep dog herding demonstrations at local events and the American Royal.

 

Jim is preceded in death by his parents. His survivors include his wife, Julie of the home; sister Barbara Long (Steve) of Nevada, MO; 4 nieces and nephews, Kindra Smith (Kelly), Amy Fisher (Justin), Zack Long (Laurie) and Lindsay Jackson (Travis); mother-in-law and father-in-law, Camille and Eldred Schubert of Sedalia, MO; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Vicki Sena of Smithton, MO; 3 nieces, Angie Hayes (Michael), Amy Holloway (Stuart) and Alyssa Gerke (Adam); several great-nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

 

Arrangements:  Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley, MO   816-847-4441

Condolences:

So shocked and saddened to hear this news. Loved the man as did all who knew him. Spent several sessions teaching obedience with him and I really learned a lot. Always looked forward to seeing him at Dogtober Fest.                                    - Cathy & Robert Wade

Julie - I want you to know that we are all thinking of you, and send our heartfelt sympathy.  Jim was a wonderful man, and we shall miss him greatly.  Continue to shine, as your love brings out the best in everyone around you.                      Love - David, Michele, and Corinne Ward

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Julie and all the family during this difficult time. You are wrapped in our thoughts & prayers.  - The Kohzadi family

Julie so sorry to hear about a Jim and will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.  - Rita (Eppright) Tyler

To all the dear friends and family of Jim Blaine, and especially to you, Jullie: Kip and I were so shocked and so sorry to hear of Jim's passing! We truly enjoyed him and especially the dog training comparisons we would talk about when I (Sandra) worked at SpectraGraphics. Truly enjoyed working with him and talking dogs with him. He had such an infectious laugh and he never failed to make those around him smile when it was needed most. What a blessing it was to have him in our lives! Truly, if you need anything whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch! You have our deepest sympathy.  - Kip & Sandra Anderson

Hi Julie and family...many of us knew Jim as kids back home in Sedalia...my brother was a close friend in HS...they did track together, and we remember his dog Eagle from back then.  He is being remembered by friends on Smith-Cotton High School Class of 72 facebook page.  I will share his photo...so wonderful to see his face again.  Our condolences - Missi Knight

So sorry to hear about Jim's passing.  I went to Smith Cotton with Jim.  He was a wonderful man.  Your family is in my prayers,  Dawn DeHaven West

I've known Jim since elementary school. I have so many memories of fun times we had. My prayers to Julie and Babs and the rest of his family and friends. Even though I have not seen him for years, when I look at this picture I can see the Jim I remember and hear his laugh.  Love to you all - Patty Torbet

Julie,  I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Darl and Linda

Julie our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was one of the best! I have a lot of funny memories of us traveling together to dog shows and teaching classes together. I will never forget those great times or the great person Jim is. Hugs and prayers to you.  - Debi & Kenny Richardson

Haven't seen Jim for many moons but I have fond memories of him.  We went to elementary school together and he and his family lived across the street from us. So sorry to hear of his passing.  - Jackie Baker

We raced with Jim for years and he was always smiling and was an absolute joy to be around. Always looked forward to racing with him. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family - Bronson Combs

Julie, My heart goes out to you.  I am so sorry for your loss.  He sounds like a truly remarkable man.  May God gather you close and grant you the grace of His comfort and peace.  - Myra Collins

Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. - Lori Ladwig

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