James Alfred McCloud, age 81, passed away at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, on Wednesday, June 2.
James was born on Aug. 3, 1939, in Kemmerer, the son of Mack and Kathryn (Martin) McCloud. He graduated from Kemmerer High School.
He married Joyce Hanney on Oct. 4,1962, in Paris, Idaho. They spent their lifetime in Kemmerer raising a wonderful family. James worked as a supervisor at Utah Power and Light, for more than a 40-year career. James was a big tease to everyone. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
James was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to spend time fishing, camping and hunting. He was an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan and a Denver Broncos fan. He also loved to spend time working in his yard and sitting on his back porch. Every year, it was a family tradition to go up the country and cut a fresh Christmas tree for the holiday.
James is survived by his wife, Joyce McCloud of Kemmerer; his children, Jimmie Ann (James) Spigarelli of Kemmerer, Jeanie (Daniel) Shubert of Diamondville, Mack McCloud of Kemmerer, Ellen McCloud of Evanston, and Whitney McCloud of Kemmerer; two brothers, Terry McCloud and Sam McCloud; a sister, Jean Holladay; his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Elizabeth, Jameson, Jorden, Gaven, Dylan, Madison, James and Taylor; and his great-grandchildren, Arlie Kay, Nia Rayne, Tayzliee Kay, Bennett Reece, Grayciee May, Everliee Jo and Stella Leslie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert McCloud; a daughter, Debbie Warpness; and his most beloved canine companion, Maggie May McCloud, who was the love of his life.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, at the South Lincoln Cemetery, Kemmerer. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ball Family Chapel, Kemmerer.