He was born April 29, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri.
On February 17, 1951 he married Joyce Rose Hill. She preceded him in death on May 16, 1992
He owned Lafferty Trucking Service, Red Rocker Antiques, and worked in construction. Jim enjoyed fishing, antiquing, remodeling homes, reading, and bird watching.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated companion of thirteen years Mary Jeffers of the home; devoted daughter, Jamie (Stuart) Wombwell; son, Kevin Lafferty; daughter-in-law, Toni Lafferty; granddaughters, Amy Collier and Erron Lafferty; great-grand-sons, Jacob, Brodie, and Colbee; great-granddaughter, Madison Collier; sister, Jean Portis; brothers, Dave Lafferty and Jerry Lafferty; honorary children, Connie Gross (Larry), Steve Shouse (Clarice), Paul Shouse (Deb), Jimmy Shouse (Linda) and their families; and dear family friends Maxine Kubin and Pat Bigelow.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Lafferty; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Cliff Rhodes.
Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. At Jim's request, there will be no visitation. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.