JR Stottlemyre, an 85-year-old Trenton, MO resident, passed away at 2:55 p.m., Wednesday January 6, 2021 at St. Luke’s on Barry Rd. in Kansas City, MO.
Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday January 11, 2021 at Tenth Street Baptist Church in Trenton. A visitation is scheduled from 10:00 until service time at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton. Memorial donations are suggested to Tenth Street Baptist Church and may be left with or mailed to Slater Neal Funeral Home of Trenton.
JR Stottlemyre was born February 12, 1935 in rural Spickard, MO to Glenn and Caroline (Cornwell) Stottlemyre. On November 25, 1954 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Hickman at the Tindall Baptist Church. She preceded him in death in 1994. From 1958 until 1960 he served in the United States Army. After his military service JR worked as a parts man for Bock Truck and Tractor until the business closed. He then worked the rest of his career as a Water Treatment Operator at Trenton Water Works. As a past time JR loved to bowl and play pool. He was often seen on the sidelines of his grandson Trevor’s soccer games. JR was a deacon of the Tenth Street Baptist Church and attended there for many years. Tenth Street had always been his second home and family. JR was a born-again Christian and showed his love for Christ through his words and deeds.
Surviving relatives include his daughter Jana Frye of Kansas City, MO and grandson Trevor Scott and his significant other Nicole Ricco of Bailey, CO. JR also has many nieces, nephews and cousins that will miss him greatly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister Betty Simpson.
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