James Olin Wharam Jr., 81, of Carlisle, died Saturday January 14, 2012 at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle.
Born September 11, 1930 in Arvonia, VA, Buckingham County, a son of the late James Olin Sr. and Mattie Elizabeth Price Wharam.
James spent the last few years of his life working as a shuttle driver for the Appalachian Inn, Carlisle. He was truly a people person and will be remembered for the simple and generous life that he led.
Surviving James are: one sister; Anne E. Fekete of Portsmouth, VA, one brother; Dewey J. Wharam and his wife Debra of Carlisle, three daughters; Vickie and Jaime Wharam both of Hopewell, VA and Catherine Turner and her husband Robert of Emmett, ID, two grandchildren; David Perkins and Kiley Rae Perkins both of Emmett, ID, two great-grandchildren; Joel and Lola, several nieces and nephews and his very dear friends; Greg and Edna Miracle and their children, Shannon, Stephanie and Shawn.
As per Jamesâ€™s wishes there will be no service or viewing, he will donate his body to the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Forensic Anthropology Center.
Arrangements are being handled by Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 219 N. Hanover St. Carlisle.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to Odyssey Foundation, C/O Odyssey Health Care, 4660 Trindle Rd. Suite 204 Camp Hill, PA 17011.