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James Daniel "Jim" Comer

Aug 27, 1919 - Oct 8, 2011
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James Daniel "Jim" Comer of Riverton died at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton Saturday afternoon, Oct. 8, 2011. He was 92.

Memorial services are at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. The Rev. Doug Hill will officiate. Cremation has taken place.

James Daniel Comer was born in Pittsburg, Texas, on Aug. 27, 1919, the son of James Lucas Comer and Anna Laura (Knight) Comer. His formal education was limited by the Great Depression and World War II.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving with several companies across Europe.

Following military service, Mr. Comer was part of a seismograph company which brought him to Riverton. Here he met his future wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Hopkins and they were married on Jan. 12, 1946, in Alva, Okla.

The family moved to Riverton 65 years ago. Mr. Comer was a gardener and a greeter at Wal-Mart store in Riverton. In addition to his military service, he had worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for several years, developing dams and irrigation projects, for Farmers Exchange, as a bartender, and as a manager. He retired from Wal-Mart in March of 2011.

His family said Mr. Comer enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and his family.

He was of the Methodist faith and a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge and the Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include his son, Danny Comer and wife Sandy (Sanders) of Elko, Nev.; two grandchildren, Karin of Casper and Roshell of Nampa, Idaho, and one great grandchild, Chase of Casper; a sister, Peggy Barnes of Lancaster, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Comer; his wife of 51 years, Betty Comer, and two sisters, Edith and Marguerite.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.