James Eric Markey

October 23, 1967July 30, 2018

James “Jimmie” Eric Markey, 50, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018.

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Stephens Lake Park at the Happy Hollow Shelter in Columbia, MO.

Jimmie was born on October 23, 1967 in Alameda, CA the son of James and Claudia (Hunter) Markey. He graduated from Rockbridge High School in 1985 and then obtained his Bachelors of Art Degree from Columbia College. He was married on June 22, 2008 at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, MO to Sunyata Stutesman. Jimmie was known for caring for his family & friends above all and is loved by many.

Survivors include: his wife, Sunyata Markey of the home; his mother, Claudia Larsen of Columbia, MO; one sister, Lenore Ehrhardt (Glen) of Columbia, MO; nephews and several family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Jacque Nelson

August 6, 2018

Dearest Sunyata,
You and I had only met a couple of times. I worked at Timberline (the cabinet shop). Jimmy and I worked on a couple projects together for your home. I always enjoyed seeing Jimmy - always a smile and creative inspiration. I am greatly saddened to hear of his loss, and send my best to you and the rest of your family. Jacque Nelson

Chuck Angell

August 5, 2018

I was heartbroken when I heard the news of Jimmies passing. He was a true friend and possibly the most honest and caring person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. You will be missed.


August 4, 2018

Sunyata, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, love you lots! Beth & Cherry

Nirtana Goodman

August 3, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your husband, Sunyata. He was a very beautiful man, and I know that he still is, and is staying close with his love for you....

Robert crazy Sheets

August 3, 2018

Hanging out at Damon's house with Rob, Ben, Damon, Jimmy, Tony and me Crazy...jamming on RUSH 2112

Danielle Schultz

August 3, 2018

I remember meeting Jimmie last time i saw you. I really liked him and you seemed so incredibly happy. I am so sorry for your loss cousin. Please know your in my thoughts and heart.

Dinise Mustain

August 2, 2018

I send love to all of you. I met Jimmy a few years back with his lovely wife Sunyata. He was so loving and kind. His smile filled me with such joy.