James Matthew North
1948 — 2019
James Matthew North, 70, passed away peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his family, in Ashland, Missouri, on November 2, 2019. James was born December 8, 1948, in Vanderbilt, Texas to mother, Susie (Brown) North. After graduating Industrial High School in Vanderbilt, Texas, James' service in the Air Force included a tour in Danang, Vietnam. Following education at Parkland College and the University of Illinois, James established and managed American Dowell Signcrafters for more than 40 years in Champaign, Illinois prior to the family moving to Columbia, Missouri after retirement. James and family often returned to the Vanderbilt area and owned a fishing cabin at Lasalle Landing for...