James Richard Baum of O'Fallon, MO passed away on March 14, 2019 at the age of 60. He is survived by his two sons, Kevin Baum of St. Louis, MO, Tyler Baum of O'Fallon; two daughters, Tiffany Baum of St. Louis, MO, Kristie Baum of Crystal City, MO; domestic partner, Laura Goodwin of O'Fallon, MO; her children, Amanda Goodwin of O'Fallon, MO and Cody Goodwin of Troy, MO; three brothers, Tom Baum of Troy, MO, Robert Baum of CA, Ron Baum of St. Charles, MO; three sisters, Shirley Steers of O'Fallon, MO, Joann Tumbarello of French Village, MO, Rosemary Bryson of Jerseyville, IL; seven grandchildren; He is preceded in death by his father, Vincent Baum, mother, Adele Baum nee Clark, brother, Vincent "Bud" Baum. James enjoyed nature and the outdoors. His favorite pastimes were fishing and gambling. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.