OBITUARY

James Francis Yeagle

March 19, 1962June 6, 2019
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James Francis Yeagle, 57, of Columbia, MO passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at his home in Columbia, MO.

Visitation will be from 4:30 pm – 7:00pm at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, MO on Monday, June 10, 2019. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at The Crossing Church, 3615 Southland Dr, Columbia, MO 65201 with Pastor John Tinnin. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

James was born on March 19, 1962 in Blue Springs, MO the son of Francis and Jean (Shipp) Yeagle who preceded him in death. He was married on July 6, 1991 in Columbia, MO to Kimberly Wilson. James retired from the Missouri National Guard in February of 2016 as Sergeant First Class. He served in Units 1137th MP, 1139th MP, CID and JFHQ.

James will be remembered for his love for his family, his loyalty to his friends, and his country, and his service to God. He is deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Survivors include: his wife, Kim Yeagle; three children, Taylor Yeagle of Columbia, MO, Max Yeagle of Columbia, MO and Jake Wilson of Phoenix, AZ; one brother Timothy Yeagle (Karen) of Kansas City, MO; his granddog, Bodhi and three nieces, Debbie Ross (Tim) of Blue Springs, MO, Rachel Toftoy (Matt) of Newark, IL. and Maren Smith of Clinton, MO, and one nephew Jason Yeagle of Kansas City, MO. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Loren “Woody” Yeagle and Kenny Yeagle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.

  • FAMILY

  • Kim Yeagle, Wife
  • Taylor Yeagle, Daughter
  • Max Yeagle, Son
  • Jake Wilson, Son
  • Timothy (Karen) Yeagle, Brother
  • Bodhi ., Granddog
  • Debbie (Tim) Ross, Niece
  • Rachel (Matt) Toftoy, Niece
  • Maren Smith, Niece
  • Jason Yeagle, Nephew
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Max Yeagle
  • Jacob Wilson
  • SSG W. Landen Tharp (Army)
  • SSG Ron Keel (Army)
  • Tyler Stone
  • Cpl Jacob Wooten (USMC)
  • Cpl Austin Rucker (USMC), Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Wounded Warrior Project

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Memories

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Dave Strong

June 12, 2019

Jim. Sadness in my heart that we lost touch. You always made me smile. Peace.

Richard Hopkins

June 11, 2019

I've been thinking about James very much lately. I worked with him for many years but I keep thinking of him as I drive around central Missouri. When I'm west of town I think of running in to him at the Barnes and Noble Starbucks recently returned from his deployment with the CID. Most recently we had a very good visit in the Conley Hy-Vee after he had retired. I don't know, I would think my memories of him would be from JFHQ but really James was so much more than a Soldier. He was a dedicated family man and a member of his community. He seemed to really be enjoying retirement. I'm going to very much miss seeing him around town where he always seemed so humble, pleasant, and at peace. My condolences to the family, may he always be with you.

Daniel Hatcher

June 10, 2019

James and I worked together in Fulton, and many years ago traveled to Italy to attend a conference. He and I visited Venice and Rome on our off time and a better companion I could never have found, his enthusiasm was contagious and his sense of adventure made me go places I would never have thought of exploring. I am a better person for knowing him and lucky to have spent time with him. I am sorry I could not attend the funeral, but wanted his family to know they are in my thoughts.

Trenton Madden

June 8, 2019

My deep condolences to Jim’s family. It saddened me today to learn that he passed away. During high school and many years afterwards, I spent a lot amount of time with Jim and our mutual friends Chris Powell and Greg Powell. I have very fond memories of those times, particularly his good character, fairness and sense of humor. He was a “first through the door” kind of guy long before he joined the military.

I lost contact with Jim after Greg Powell died, but have no doubt that he went on to become a great husband and father.

Mae Cavalcanto

June 8, 2019

James was a class act. He taught me in the art of patience and the importance of ensuring the battle was worth fighting even when you knew you were could win. He guided me in holding my tongue and keeping my filter engaged. We talked for hours in the corner of the armory in Fulton. I will miss him with all my heart. Kim, I am here for you in your grief, know always that he loved you. Taylor and Max, I am so sorry your Daddy was taken too early. You were his world. Peace, Hope, and Love to you.

Melissa Willard

June 7, 2019

The time you, And then CPT Crowder all we’re prepping for deployment and the “thong” story came up from him. How anything productive ever got done! It was a privilege to be a member of your team for all those years! RIP brother.

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Mom and Dad in Wisconsin

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Jim and Kim's Wedding

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Mom and Dad in Wisconsin

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Jim and Kim's Wedding

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Max and Dad at a Mizzou game

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