James J. (Jim) Logan died November 23, 2015 in Cedar Hill, Missouri at the home of his beloved friends Linda and Jeffrey Wood, and their grandchildren Dominic Garafaro and Avery Mae Wood, whom Jim loved dearly. Jim was born March 22, 1945 in Granite City Illinois, the only child of Maurice and Ruby (nee Rippy) Logan. Jim’s parents predeceased him.
Jim is survived by his dear friends Linda and Jeffrey Wood and their family, his Aunt Betty (Logan) May of Granite City Illinois, by his stepchildren David (Mylisa) Hufford, Lisa (Michael) Reeves, and Stephen (Jennifer) Hufford, as well as his step-grandchildren Alex and Amanda Hufford, Sarah Reeves, and Shane and Nick Hufford.
Jim graduated from the University of Illinois in June of 1967 and from the Law School at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in June of 1972. His law school education was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He served in a forward fire control base in the Khe Sanh area as a non-commissioned Artillery Fire Control Officer. He was in combat for 13 months where he lost many friends to enemy fire.
He was a trial lawyer all of his professional life. From 1972 to 1989 he practiced with renowned trial attorney Jim Koester. In 1989 he took up practice with Daniel J. McMichael at the firm of Kopsky Vouga McMichael and Logan. From 1991 until his death, Jim and Dan were partners at the firm of McMichael and Logan in Kirkwood Missouri.
Jim suffered from episodes of Malaria and in the last several years from Parkinson’s disease, almost certainly caused by exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. In August of this year Jim suffered a stroke which lead to his death.
Jim touched many lives and will be remembered with love by Linda, Jeff, Dominic, and Avery, his family, his partner Dan and the present and former employees of McMichael and Logan and Jim Koester’s. He will be remembered by his friends at the Washington American legion. Jim’s many, many clients have lost a true champion, and his colleagues in the Bar will miss his wit and wisdom. Jim was a true gentleman, a good and loyal friend, a lover of nature, dogs, the cardinals, and an avid fisherman. We will never see the like of him again in this life, and we look forward to the day we meet again in the next.