James Franklin Edmisson, Jr.
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James Franklin Edmisson, Jr., of Springfield, passed away at approximately 1:00 a.m. in the Select Specialty Hospital on April 3, 2012. Jim was born in Springfield on March 6, 1937 to Frank and Irene Edmisson who preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry and wife JoAnn Edmisson; sisters, Patty Harrington and Mary Catherine; a grandson, Andrew Hilton; daughter, Debbie Collinge; and brother-in-law Robert Clouse.
Jim was married to Doris Jeanne Clouse, of the home, on June 12, 1970 who survives him in death. Other survivors are children, Bryon Edmisson, Marianne Wark, and Catherine Johnson; grandchildren, Lacie Collinge, who they are raising, and Makayla Edmisson, Justin Hilton, Jeremy Hilton, Ricky Hilton; and three great-grandchildren; brother-in-law. Jim Harrington; sister-in-law, Wylene Clouse; and many nieces and nephews.
He worked for the Missouri State Highway Department for approximately 11 years and retired from Hood and Rich Architect after 34 years as a Professional Surveyor. He also served in the United States Marine Reserves. Jim was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a children's Sunday School Teacher, an R.A. Director, and Sunday School Superintendent.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home East.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boulevard Baptist Church in his memory.
Greenlawn Funeral Home East - Springfield
3540 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65809
Published in the News-Leader on Apr. 5, 2012