Dr. James Martin Firmin, 95, formerly of Raytown, passed away January 15, 2019. He was born May 25, 1923, to Phil and Alberta Martin Firmin in Fort Worth, TX, and lived in Weston, Raytown and Kansas City Metro most of his life. He graduated from DeKalb High School in 1941 and Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1952. Jim served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving honorable discharge as a Sergeant. He was married to Anita Hurst in 1944 and Dorothy Calvert from 1951 until his death.
Along with his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Joel Arthur Firmin. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Sandra, Roma and Dora; grandchildren, Shelly, Brandon, Tia, Tara and Bonita; nine great grandchildren and a great-great grandson.
Jim was a man of great physical and mental strength, working many years in the fitness industry. In our family, Daddy is and always will be a unique and unconventional individual, witty, full of imagination, philosophical and analytical. He taught us that everyone deserved inherent respect. He gave us love in poetry, song, hugs and kisses.
A family service and burial will be at a later date.Service Information:
A family service and burial will be at a later date.