December 19, 1945 - August 21, 2017
James Harrelson, age 71 of Eolia passed away August 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday August 24, 2017 at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Barry Pfister officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green with military rites performed by the VFW Post 5553 and the Missouri Military Honors. Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the funeral home. James was born December 19, 1945 in Bowling Green the son of Floyd and Helen Walker Harrelson. On April 19, 1969 he married Doris Jean Shinn. She preceded him in death on June 20, 1997. He later married Ellen Bernice Shaffer on May 13, 2000. She preceded in him death on June 20, 2014. Survivors include son David Harrelson (Nancy) of Eolia; step-son Joe Hunter (Nancy) of Winfield; daughter Amy Gronek (John Ash) of Eolia; step-daughter Erin Toeniskoetter (Ron) of Troy; ten grandchildren Paige, Jenna and Tylie Gronek, Megan, Jacob and Tyler Harrelson, Ian and Mariann Hunter, Chelsea and Chad Toeniskoetter; brothers William Harrelson of Louisiana, Brett Harrelson (Liz) of Bowling Green; sister Joyce Megown of Bowling Green. He was preceded in death by his son James Leroy Harrelson; sister Carol Shade; and son-in-law Russell Gronek. James grew up in Bowling Green, lived in Hannibal for a short time, then moved to Eolia. He served in the Navy Seabees during Vietnam. He also volunteered on the Eolia Fire Department, VFW Post 4539 in Eolia, American Legion Post 349 in Clarksville, and the Elks Lodge 791 in Louisiana. Pallbearers will be Dustin Harrelson, Craig Barnes, Chris Walraven, Tony Gianini, Larry Evans and Jordan House. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Home Health and Hospice or the Mid Missouri Honor Flight.
James Harrelson, age 71 of Eolia passed away August 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday August 24, 2017 at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Barry Pfister officiating. Burial will be... View Obituary & Service Information
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