John Robert “Bo” James

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

John Robert “Bo” James, 68, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

He was born Jan. 9, 1953, in Springfield, the son of John Edward and Bobbie (Dyer) James. On October 19, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was united in marriage to Linda Stinecipher, who survives. Additional survivors include: two stepdaughters, Rachael Damiani and her husband Patrick of Huntsville, Ala., and Rebecca Kay of Tulsa, Okla.; two adopted children, Benjamin John James of Provo, Utah, and Kristen Vallen and her husband Jake of Saratoga Springs, Utah; one brother, Don James and his wife Mary Lee of Grain Valley; and eight grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

He moved from Willow Springs, to Cassville with his family in 1963. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1971. After attending the University of Missouri in Columbia, he worked with his father at James & Sons Auto in Cassville. Later he managed O’Reilly Auto Parts and then managed the parts department at Les Jacobs Ford. After retiring he started NuTech Lures where he invented and had patents in the fishing industry and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Services were held at Friday, July 16, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Branch President Ira Brookes conducted the services. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville.

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