James Page, Junior as everyone called him, was born in Leon, KS. Dec. 29, 1937, to James and Elma (Braun) Page. He passed away in Nevada, on Nov. 22, 2017, at the age of 79.
He later moved to the Roscoe and Osceola area. Junior only completed an eighth grade education because he had to help support the family as times were hard back then. He began work for a local plumbing company, F.L. Gist Hardware.
Junior spent his entire career with F.L. Gist Hardware. The company soon expanded his work to helping take care of the cattle herds and crops grown to feed those cattle. He enjoyed hunting with his co-workers and later taught his daughters. Junior always enjoyed a good conversation with neighbors and friends.
Due to his health he retired from plumbing and later battled Alzheimer’s and several other illnesses. He spent the last 18 months being cared for by family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James V. Page Sr. and Elma Page, and by two of his sisters, Esther Wells of California and Juanita Hoselton of Kirksville.
Junior is survived by his two daughters, Sherri Page, of Roscoe and Tammi Smith of Nevada; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as two sisters and a brother, Shirley Nichols and husband, Claude, of Jefferson City, Charolette Wallace and husband, Neal, of Colony, KS and Richard Page of Humansville along with other relatives and many friends.
Services were held Sunday, Nov. 26, in Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with Pastor Ron Marsh officiating. Music was “Teddy Bear” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”
Casketbearers were Kenny Bruce, Tad Barnett, Cole Cochran, Jonathan Smith, Phillip Smith and Mike McCullick.
Interment was in Benton Green Cemetery, Roscoe, under direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.