James Michael Pegram

1949 - 2023

James Michael “Jim” Pegram arrived in this domain on August 26, 1949 and departed it on December 18, 2023 at the age of 74.

Jim was the only son of Versie M. Pegram and Howard F. Pegram of Walkertown, NC. He lost his hard-fought battle with COPD. He leaves behind his beloved sisters, Linda K. Mabe (Tommy) of Walkertown and Carol Starbuck (John) of Rural Hall; beloved niece, Kimberly D. Mabe of Walkertown; nephew, Matthew Mabe of Walkertown and his cherished pet birds, Chiku and Trilby, and a cat, Monday.

He was a 1967 graduate of East Forsyth High School and attended the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida from 1967-1969. He pursued a career in Graphic Design and Illustration, having been an employee of Long, Haynes and Carr Advertising, RJR Graphics and Hanes, Inc. He had a successful career later as a freelance designer/illustrator operating his own studio; Jim Pegram Graphics. His clients included Hanes L’eggs Products and RJR. He retired in 2001.

Jim had diverse interests and pursuits. He did fine art and prints. Being an avid classic automobile enthusiast, he was the proud owner of a fully restored 1956 Ford Thunderbird. Jim was an avid follower of music and composed song lyrics and often collaborated with his dear friend, Gerald Marion of Mocksville, NC.


1 tribute for James Michael Pegram

  1. Rick is

    Jim was one the most interesting person I have ever met. He had a variety of interests, he collected all kinds of things like classic cars, art, guitars, really cool 1/8th scale model cars, he was knowledgeable on many subjects, and a reader, writer graphic artist and Illustrator.
    We worked and played together for over 35 years. I also am a graphic designer, Jim and I collaborated on many projects together and when we finish working we would hangout together. He was an intellectual and he had a great sense of humor. I enjoyed his company and he was my true friend and will remember he for the for the rest of my life. And also I glad to have been his friend and I will miss him very much. Somehow saying Merry Christmas almost seems inappropriate, but I do hope for you have a peaceful holiday .
    May you rest in Peace my good friend.


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