Jim Bohannon Obituary, Death – Jim Bohannon, who was 78 years old when he passed away, was a patient at the Prisma Health Cottingham Hospice House in Westminster. In the year 1944, his father was stationed in Corvallis, Oregon, as part of his military service. This is also the city where his son was born. Before joining the military, he attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where he received his education before joining the military.
During the years 1967 and 1968, he was sent to Vietnam as part of the United States Army Security Agency’s 199th Light Infantry Brigade’s mission. Jim began his career in radio at KLWT while he was still a student at the local high school. He held jobs at both KICK and KWTO while he was a student.
After moving back to his childhood home in Virginia, Jim took jobs at the radio stations WGAY, WTOP, and WRC in Washington, District of Columbia. Vint Hill Farms Station was where he called home during his time there. In addition to anchoring America in the Morning and hosting the Jim Bohannon Show on Saturday nights, he also filled in as a host on the Larry King Show when the regular host was unavailable. Jim Bohannon took over the radio show when Larry King left to become a host on CNN in 1993.
Prior to that, King had been hosting the show. His voice, along with his wit and his wisdom, were played on five hundred different radio stations. Jim’s achievements in the field of radio broadcasting have earned him a number of prestigious awards. Multiple broadcasting organizations, such as the National Association of Broadcasters, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Museum of Broadcast Communication, and the Society of Professional Journalists, DC Chapter, have honored him by inducting him into their respective halls of fame.
When he found out that his documentary, “Pain and Pride: Remembering Vietnam,” had won the Gold Award at the International Radio Festival of New York and that he had been inducted into the Wall of Honor in Lebanon, Missouri, in the year 2003, he was overjoyed. The title of the documentary was “Pain and Pride: Remembering Vietnam,” and it was about his experiences in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and Vietnam Veterans of America, and his membership would continue for the rest of his life.
Jim’s wishes were to forego any kind of religious or secular ceremonies. The family has made it there without incident. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made in Jim’s name to a veterans’ organization. You are welcome to share your condolences with the Sandifer Funeral Home by going to their website at www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.