Mr. James Michael Patrum, age 59, of Elon, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Moses H. Cone Hospital after a sudden illness
A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Thomas Alvis Patrum and the late Opal Henriott Cheek and was married for over 15 years to Mrs. Janice Arthur Patrum, who survives. James was a veteran of the U.S Navy, U.S. Army and U.S Air Force and served during Desert Storm. He was employed with HealthTronics Inc. as a surgical technician. James was a member of New Heights Baptist Church in Reidsville, NC, where he played in the church band. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gunsmith but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mr. Patrum is survived by his wife of the home; three children, Michael Todd Patrum, Janet Richeson and Michele Stump; five grandchildren, Matthew Wells, Jesica Barnes, Shelton Richeson, Deanna Barnes and Jordan Richeson; a great grandson, his special buddy “Baby E”; and a brother, Frank Patrum.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Heights Baptist Church c/o the Building Fund, 2796 NC-14, Reidsville, NC 27320.
You may send condolences and sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.