I would like to pay my respects to the family and friends of James D. McDermott. He was taken from us earlier this year on February 27, 2014. This man has done so much for allowing billiard players to have access to quality cues at a very reasonable price. By not compromising the quality of craftsmanship he has allowed people of any skill level looking for a great billiard cue to be able to afford one that will play well for many years. I have personally owned three McDermott cues so far in my pool career and I plan to own many more. I currently shoot with The Dubliner cue model M72A. I hope that the McDermott family will continue his vision and continue the legacy and I wish them the best in the coming years.The following is his obituary used respectively from the Krause Funeral Homes and Funeral Service's website.
Age 80. Found eternal peace on February 27, 2014 in St. George, UT. He was born on August 18, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Jesse and Maude McDermott. He was a devoted husband to the late Marilyn L. McDermott for 58 ½ years. Marilyn passed just a short 18 days prior. He was a Corporal in the Air Force during the Korean War. Jim was the founder of McDermott Cue Manufacturing, Inc. in 1975, He and Marilyn retired to Las Vegas, NV, in 1993 from there they bought a ranch in northern NV and finally for the past 7 years they resided in St. George UT.
He is survived by his children Jesse (Diane) McDermott and Phyllis McDermott; grandchildren Casey McDermott and Brie McDermott; great-grandchildren Brooklyn and Leelan. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and 7 siblings.
Visitation at the Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Friday, March 14, 4:00-6:45 PM. Funeral Service 7:00 PM. Followed by Military Honors. Private burial at Graceland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to your favorite charity in Jim's name.