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

Visitation will follow from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia on Monday, June 10, 2019. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at The Crossing Church, 3615 Southland Drivw, Columbia, 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, the son of Francis and Jean (Shipp) Yeagle, who preceded him in death. He was married on July 6, 1991, in Columbia 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 county, 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, Max Yeagle of Columbia, and Jake Wilson of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother Timothy Yeagle (Karen) of Kansas City; his granddog, Bodhi; three nieces, Debbie Ross (Tim) of Blue Springs, Rachel Toftoy (Matt) of Newark, Illinois, and Maren Smith of Clinton; and one nephew, Jason Yeagle of Kansas City. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Loren “Woody” Yeagle and Kenny Yeagle.

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

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