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Jimmy Lee Brookshire, age 88, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022. He was born in New Castle, Indiana on January 15, 1934, the son of Wishard and Pauline (Smith) Brookshire. He attended school in Kennard, Indiana, and Ball State College, Muncie, Indiana. At the age of 13 Jim worked alongside his grandfather and learned the art of professional house painting. On June 9, 1957 he and Carolyn Sue Weisse were united in marriage.
Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving proudly in the Korean War. He then began working for the U.S. Postal Service, living in Wichita and St. Louis. In 1973 he was promoted to Postmaster, and served in Ozark until retirement.
Jim always worked hard, and was a master craftsman, builder and enjoyed fixing anything. A good provider, his family wanting for nothing. He helped to raise livestock, helped care for family horses, and attended horse shows and all events they were involved in. Jim was a sweetheart and loved his family dearly.
Survivors include: His wife, Carolyn; three daughters, Deanna Aiken and husband Ed of Kansas City, Dawne “Patti” Melter and husband Ron of Ozark, and Emily Jones and husband Brad of Nixa; grandchildren, Stacy Benning and Brad, Jackie Dye and Jerime, Eric Thompson and Courtney, Stephen Jones, and Zoey Jones; great-grandchildren, Cailey Dye, Kymber Dye, and Drake Dye; his brother-in-law and best friend Jackie Riggs; sister-in-law Patricia Riggs; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents and three sisters, Jane LeDuc, JoAnn Cooper, and Donna Judge.
A graveside funeral with full military honors with family in attendance will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
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