Jim Spurr, Poet Laureate of Shawnee, passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

Jim Spurr, Poet Laureate of Shawnee, passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Father Bill Carroll officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to a charity of your choice.