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James Edward Hargraves

December 12, 1945 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 74)


James E. Hargraves December 12, 1945 – September 30, 2020

Jim Hargraves passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, September 30, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.  Jim was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 12, to James and Helen (Mettin) Hargraves.  He was the oldest of four children.  He graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia in 1963.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1967.  On December 24, 1965, he married Laureen Epp.  They had four children, Maureen, James, Carolyn and Jerry.  

In 1968, Jim graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy and was employed by Middletown township police department in Bucks County, PA.  In 1975, the family relocated to Casper, Wyoming where Jim worked as a police officer until 1986. 

Jim married Sharon Campbell in 1988 and they made their home in Philadelphia.  They were both employed at the Internal Revenue Service Center until they retired in 2005.  In 2007, they moved back to Casper to be closer to family.  When his eye sight failed, he sold his Harley Davidson and replaced it with a 1995 Corvette convertible.  He was  a member of the Harley Davidson Owner’s Group, Central Wyoming Corvette Club, Train Collector’s Association and Kentucky Rifle Association. 

Jim is survived by his wife Sharon, his children Maureen Thompson (Brian),  James Hargraves (Misty), Carolyn Hargraves-Stuart (Eric), and Jerry Hargraves and step-children Shayne Campbell (Swann), Michele Hollister (Steve) and Troy Campbell (Melissa), sister Patricia Hargraves and brother Robert Hargraves.  He had 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.    

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Edith Rollings.

Services will be held on Tuesday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Veteran’s cemetary.  Masks are suggested, but not required.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions, 319 South Wilson St., Casper, WY 82601 would be appreciated. 

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Meadow Wind and Central Wyoming Hospice for the excellent care he was given. 


Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601. 

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Military Honors
October 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery
80 Veterans Road

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