James “Jim” Paul Kinum, Jr., age 52 of Ozark, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021. He was born August 28, 1968 in Inglewood, California, the son of James Paul, Sr. and Marion Bonita “Bonnie” (Moore) Kinum.
Jim grew up in California. He enjoyed playing bass guitar in the band “Dominion” in his teenage years. He later moved to Missouri, and became an employee for Ozark School District. He also worked at Silver Dollar City.
On September 18, 2005 he married Lyudmila V. Berkozova at Silver Dollar City, where they met.
Survivors include: his wife, Lyudmila Kinum of Ozark; his mother, Bonnie Kinum of Branson; two half sisters, Joela Oetterer and Kathy Davis; two stepsisters, Tami Maneth of Las Vegas and Teri Kinum-Smith of Florida; his “second mother” Lanie Lacerte of Branson; childhood and lifetime best friend, Michael Scott Marchigiani and wife Jen of Maine; and Mike’s mother, Linda Cooper of Maine; along with friends Jay Griego and Jimmy Cleveland both of California.
Jim was preceded in death by his father; his stepmother, Lori; and good friend, David Eakins, with whom he worked at both Silver Dollar City and Ozark School District.
Jim enjoyed a great steak, building model planes, fishing, and rock music. His favorite bands were Rush and Iron Maiden. Jim liked watching television shows like “Columbo” and “Saturday Night Live” and playing PlayStation and Xbox. Jim was also a huge hockey fan of the L.A. Kings and St. Louis Blues. He always loved a good cup of coffee.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dennis Faught officiating. Visitation will be from 11 A.M. until service time immediately before the funeral in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rosedale Valley Memorial Gardens in Nixa.