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Jack W. Masters, 85, of Richmond, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at his home.
Mr. Masters was born Aug. 3, 1922 in Searcy, Ark., the son of Wesley K. and Atis (James) Masters. He married Pauline Tucker of Orrick, on July 15, 1946; she survives of the home.
Mr. Masters was owner and operator of Master’s DX Service Stations in Orrick and Richmond from 1946 to 1973. He had lived in Richmond since 1955 and was also a farmer. He was of the Christian faith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor.
In addition to his wife Pauline, survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Ron Masters and his wife, Julie, of Houston, Texas; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann Whatley and her husband, Larry, of Boliver, and Marilyn Hamann and her husband, Hank, of Warrensburg; six grandchildren, Amy Roberts and her husband, Mark, Matt Whatley and his wife, Amanda, Sean Hamann, Todd Hamann, Jill Masters and Laura Masters; and two great-grandchildren, Jack Roberts and Ella Roberts.
In addition to his parents, one son, Jimmie Dale Masters; two sisters, Flora Hannsz and Margie Spor; and one grandson, Jerod Hamann, preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 17, at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Memorial services will immediately follow the visitation at 7 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Inurnment with Military Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 18, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond