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Dr. John "Jim" James's Story

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Dr. John "Jim" James Guenther went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 9th at the age of 86.
Jim is survived by his two sons, John Guenther Jr. and Billy Guenther; his grandson, John J. Guenther III; his brother, Joseph F. Guenther and many special nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Guenther; brothers, Adolph Guenther, Leo A. Guenther and sister Mary Catherine.
Jim was born on November, 8th, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Metairie High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Louisiana State University. To further his academic achievements, he then attended Texas A&M University where he attained his Masters and PHD in Animal Science. Jim also proudly served his country as part of the US Air Force.
After graduating from Texas A&M University, Jim had the opportunity to begin is career at Oklahoma State University. Leveraging his graduate studies, he was a Professor Emeritus for over 30 years where he taught Animal Science. Jim was a successful businessman holding several patents in meat science.
Jim was very active in his church, St. Johns University Parish, where he practiced his faith. He always put his faith in God first. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Lakeside Golf Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Jim will be truly missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater. A funeral service will be held at St. John's University Parish on Saturday, August 13th at 10am. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim's life.
Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.pmchf.com.
Published on August 11, 2016
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