Obituary published Oct. 25, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger
Jimmie Verl "Jim" Angel, 89, of Wellsville, passed away at 6:25 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Golden Living Center/Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 27th at the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville. Rev. Bob Stanford will officiate. Serving as soloist will be Connie Andrews.
Private family burial will be in St. Brendan Cemetery in Mexico. Full Military Honors will be provided by the Wellsville VFW Post 3056 and Missouri Military Funeral Honors Detail Team.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 26th at the funeral home.
Mr. Angel was born August 23, 1923, in Middletown, Missouri, a son of Cecil Lockhart "Zeke" and Gussie Lucille Cobb Angel.
He was a 1940 graduate of Middletown High School.
Jim served his country in the United States Army/Air Force entering on January 19, 1943 and being honorably discharged on October 23, 1945, serving during World War II. He was a radio operator on a B24 stationed in China. Jim was the proud recipient of several medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Air Medal , 5 Bronze Stars, American Theatre & Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbons and the Lapel Button.
On June 27, 1946, in Laddonia, Missouri, he married Dorothy Louise Thomas, sharing over 65 wonderful years together. She preceded him in death on March 30, 2012. Jim and Dorothy moved to Wellsville in 1948 and had made their home at their present address since 1960.
Jim worked for Consolidated Electric Cooperative for over 43 years. He began his employment with them in 1946, working on the construction crew, digging holes, setting poles, stringing line and clearing brush. In 1949, he was assigned a service truck and received trouble calls and serviced the area from Scott's Corner east to Jonesburg. He transferred to the Mexico office in 1968 continuing with the operation of the service truck. In 1978, he became the Lineman Serviceman responsible for setting and removing meters, helping with outages, reading meters, among other duties, before finally retiring on February 28, 1989.
Jim was a member of the Wellsville VFW Post 3056. He recently had the honor of traveling to Washington D.C. on May 8, 2012 with the Central Missouri Honor Flight to see his World War II Memorial with his son-in-law, Roger Lewis.
He was an avid sports fan, mainly watching football, baseball and basketball. His favorite teams were the St. Louis Cardinals, Missouri Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Jim was also a big Wellsville-Middletown R-1 Tigers fan, watching numerous games throughout his years. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting and catfishing.
Jim is survived by his three children, Jimmie Verl "Jim" Angel and wife, Glenda, of Mexico, Joyce Marie Lewis and husband, Roger, of Martinsburg and Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Angel and wife, Tammy, of Laddonia; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margie Angel, of Wellsville, Johnnie and Emmalee Thomas and Lawrence Thomas, all of Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Louise Angel; brother, Leslie Earl Angel, Sr.; sister, Geneva Lucille Nutter and grandson-in-law, John Householder.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Central Missouri Honor Flight c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, Missouri 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersfuneralhome.biz.