James “Jim” Roger Cargill, 73, of Stockton, Missouri, passed away on
September 11, 2022 in Nevada, Missouri, following a lengthy battle with
Jim was born to Coy Edward Cargill and Evelyn Louise (McAlexander)
Cargill on October 3, 1948 in El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
After graduating from high school in 1966 at Stockton, Missouri, he went
to work for the railroad. On November 24, 1967, he married Judith “Judy”
Ann Gover in Rockville, Missouri.
Just a little over a year later on December 3, 1968, he was drafted into
the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War from June 10, 1969 to
November 7, 1969. On his twenty-first birthday October 3, 1969, he was
wounded in Vietnam. After fighting for his country Jim was awarded the
Purple Heart and received an Honorable Discharge in December 1970.
Upon returning home he went to work for Forestry Department. Later
he was hired by the Missouri Department of Conservation as a wildlife
technician until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents Coy and Evelyn Cargill; his
mother-in-law and father-in-law L.W. and Willa Gover; and one grandson
Jim is survived by his wife Judy Cargill; daughter Tara Ann (Cargill)
Williams and husband Jamie; son James Chad Cargill and wife Jodie; seven
grandchildren Lakelyn Simon, Ridge Simon, Hunter Williams, Braxton
Williams, Brantt Williams, Gatlin Cargill, and Cannon Cargill; three great
grandchildren Aurianna, Evelynn, and Olivia Simon; siblings Sherrie and
Larry Newman, Starla and Chuck Turner, and Cathy and Dan White; and
along with many relatives and friends.