James Geary Sr., 89, of Maitland, Mo., died Jan. 9, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Maryville, Mo.
His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo. Inurnment will be in Prairie Rose Cemetery in Corning at a later date. Memorials may be given to woundedvets.org. Online condolences may be left at www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com.
James Leonard Geary Sr., son of Ethel (Samson) and Samuel Geary, was born April 15, 1924, in Omaha, Neb.
James graduated from Prescott High School.
On June 28, 1953, James married Norma Ann Davis in Afton. She died Nov. 8, 2010.
James was a farmer and a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
His memberships included Williamson American Legion Post No. 0719, Masonic Lodge in Prescott and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Creston. James was of the Christian faith.
James is survived by his son James (Helena) Geary Jr. of Springfield, Va.; daughter Diane Cureton and grandson Steven Cureton (fiancé Rebecca Lane), all of Maitland; granddaughters, Carol and Debra Geary, both of Springfield, Va.; great-grandson Hayden Lane of Maitland; brother Kenneth Geary and sister Bonnie Glines, both of Odessa, Texas; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, James was preceded in death by an infant son Dallas Eldon Geary; sisters, Irene Wilkes, Lois Joanne Larson and Edith Thomas; brother Melvin Geary and infant brother Ronald D. Geary.