Jimmie Ray Sweat
January 8, 1944 – September 18, 2022
Pattonsburg, MO: Jimmie “Jim” Ray Sweat, 78, Pattonsburg, Mo passed away peacefully
surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Harrison County Community
Jim was born on January 8th, 1944 at home in rural Pattonsburg, Missouri to Frankie and
Mae Sweat. He graduated high school in 1962 from Pattonsburg High School and shortly
thereafter in 1963 married the love of his life, Pamela Simpson. To this union, two children
were born, a son, Jamie and a daughter, JoBeth. One of Jim’s greatest joys in life were his two
grandchildren who affectionately called him “Poops”.
Jim worked and retired after 45 years from Ford Motor Company in Claycomo, Missouri. He
began as a janitor and advanced through several positions including many years painting
vehicles then to the powerhouse where he retired. He loved his work, never once complained
about the drive and seldom missed a day.
Jim will be remembered for his calm, kind demeanor and wonderful work ethic. He was very
giving and helped many in need throughout his life. He worked faithfully without complaint to
provide a wonderful life for his family. He will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frankie Sweat, mother, Mae Sweat, and an older
infant brother.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pam, of the home; son, Jamie (Kay) Sweat of
Pattonsburg; daughter, JoBeth (Brent) Bowman of Pattonsburg, Mo; grandchildren, Elisa
(Brandon) Frakes, Albany, Mo, Kurt Bowman, Pattonsburg, Mo and brother, Don (Karen) Sweat
of Pattonsburg, Mo.
Jimmie has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, MO.
A private family service with inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, family
and friends may make a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association and/or KC Pet Project
in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 152, Pattonsburg, MO 64670. Online condolences
may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com