Celebrating the life of James Eugene Uglum
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Mr. James Uglum, born May 29th, 1933 the son of Robert and Alyce Uglum in Havre, Montana. He grew up in Montana and North Dakota attending University of Montana and graduating in 1955. Jim was an avid and active Sigma Nu and kept up with his fraternity brothers the rest of his life. A short stint in the military fueled by dreams of being a pilot were cut short with a medical discharge. A life long Episcopalian, having represented the Episcopalian Youth Conference at the national level, attending St. Margaret’s for 30 years his faith has always been a focal point in his life.
Jim's vocational love was radio - spinning records through college and all over the country to make ends meet and provide for his loving wife Marlene, and their four children, Bob, Kirsten, James Jr., and Eric. Every turn in life was always an adventure for Jim and his family.
He is survived by Marlene, his wife of 62 years, their children, and 9 grandchildren. Jim's radio career enveloped music, sales, and 20 years of educating others. Jim found joy in helping others find their way in life. He was a great mentor to his family and others. His career eventually brought the family to Atlanta, then Carrollton for retirement. He was charter member of Golden K Kiwanis in Carrollton and its first president. Jim Sr. and Bob in their joint efforts created the Maple St. Mansion and served patrons in West Georgia for over 25 years. Jim was very focused on being a part of the community, giving his time, experience in media, and political clout whenever needed.
The family will receive friends at Almon Funeral Home on Monday, March 27 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Funeral service will be Monday, March 27 at 3 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church with Reverend Bruce Laird officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons Adam, Alec, Jordan, Briar, Tripp, John Dean, and Parker. Honorary Pallbearers are the Kiwanis Golden K.
In lieu of flowers Mr. Uglum requests donations to the Carrollton Golden K Kiwanis club and St. Margarets Episcopal Church outreach program.
Interment will be in Carroll Memory Gardens.
Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.
Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.
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