James Coots

James Roy Coots

Tuesday, December 30th, 1941 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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James R. Coots

Cameron, Missouri- James Roy Coots, 78, Cameron, passed away August 3, 2020.
Jim was born December 30, 1941 in Cameron, Missouri to Roy and Verna Jeanne (Marsh) Coots.
He is preceded by his parents; wife, Lois and brother, Gary Coots.
Jim was a Kidder High School graduate, class of 1959.
On November 26, 1961, Jim married Lois Coots. They resided in Cameron where they owned and operated, Gambles, Sear’s Catalogue, Western Auto and Angel Wings until their retirement.
Survivors: Children, Marla (Bill) Fisher and Scott (Michele) Coots; 5 grandchildren, Tanner (Casey) Fisher, Kallen (James) Sexton, Tom Coots, Jennifer Burandt and Garrett (Aaron) Utt; 6 great-grandchildren, Preston, Makayla, Nova, James, Trinity and Riley.
Graveside Service: 10:30 AM, Friday, August 7, 2020, at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation: Prior to graveside, 9:00AM- 10:00AM at Poland Thompson Funeral Home.
Memorial Fund: Linda Griffin Precious Pet Animal Care Facility
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Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Poland Thompson Funeral Home
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  • Service

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 10:30am
    Graceland Cemetery
    BB Highway
    CAMERON, MO 64429
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Mike & Nancy Hanrahan

Posted at 09:57pm
Condolences to the family. Jim was a good man with a calm demeanor. I always enjoyed visiting with him. May he rest in peace.

Gary Moorshead

Posted at 10:08pm
To Jim' Family--
We were out of town for a couple of days and missed the notice of Jim's passing and funeral. This is such a sad occurrence of loosing a nearly lifelong friend (Kidder School), and then to pass during a pandemic when a proper funeral service is so hard to carry out. Jim was in my sister's school class and I always counted him among one of my friends. Jim was always friendly and he and his family helped transport my sister's and my calves to the Interstate Cattle Competition in St. Joseph, MO. If that hadn't happened our calves would not have been able to be entered in the show. Jim's (and maybe Gary's) calves were also entered in the show too. That is just one example of his generosity. Another example was letting me ride his bicycle at school. His bike had hand brakes and I had never ridden a bike like that before. Perhaps its worth mentioning I got the pant leg of my new jeans caught in the chain just as the bell rang ending our recess. All of the other kids ran into the school but I couldn't get out of the chain (panic). I'm sure Jim would have helped me if he knew I was in distress. However, in my panic state, I just tore my new jeans pant leg out of the chain and quickly got into my classroom. I told Jim later about my incident with his bike but he reported no damage to the bike and sorry for my problem. I think this is enough examples of Jim's willingness to share and help others. I just feel sad Jim had to pass during a pandemic as I'm sure there are several others who were unable to attend to pay their respects to a great guy!!

G. Gary Moorshead
KHS Class of 1960

Shane and Teresa Murphy

Posted at 01:41pm
Scott and Marla,
We are so sorry for your loss.I always enjoyed talking with your Dad. He was always kind and caring.Know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.Love and Hugs. Shane and Teresa Murphy (Crabtree)

Bonnie (Jones) Bland

Posted at 10:11am
Marla and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

The Burandt Family

Posted at 08:34pm
We love you PamPa!
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