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Memorial Service

Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Sunday December 20th, 2020

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James William Likins

James William Likins, age 72 of Nixa, died December 5, 2020. He was born May 18, 1948 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. On November 15, 1983 he was united in marriage to Elfriede (Calvin.) James proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. After serving in the military he worked hard as a truck driver, providing for his family as long as he was able. He could be a little gruff sometimes and had his own sense of humor where only he got the punch line. James also had a big heart and big hugs. He is dearly loved and will be sincerely missed. Survivors include: his wife, Elfriede "Elfie" Likins; his children, Jennifer Husted and husband Danny, Jimmy Likins, Chad Likins, Miechele Cetola and husband Lane and Joseph Likins; and a slew of grandchildren and great grandchildren spreading from the west coast to the Midwest. James was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with full military honors will be held Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. Burial will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

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Miechele Cetola Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

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Miechele Cetola Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Jim and I met when we became bunkmates in 1967 at Massanutten Military Academy in Band Company. It created a life long friendship. There were times we lost contact but always seemed to re-connect. I went on weekend leave with him back to Coraopolis Pa. when we were at MMA a number of times. Even after we graduated I spent time with him in Coraopolis and he came to Richmond until he went into the Marines and I went to New England to get a BA degree in photography. Our contact was spotty after that but he came to my mother's house in Richmond in the early 70's and we reconnected again. It was one of those friendships that remained strong no matter how much time had passed. Jim will always be in my life through my memories. I will miss him.

JD Steele Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM