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Cargill, James October 3, 1948 - September 11, 2022

Date of Funeral

September 16, 2022


Friday, September 16, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Sheldon Funeral Home

Eldorado Springs, Missouri


Friday, September 16, 2022

3:00 PM

Sheldon Funeral Home

Eldorado Springs, Missouri


Osceola Cemetery

James “Jim” Roger Cargill, 73, of Stockton, Missouri, passed away on
September 11, 2022 in Nevada, Missouri, following a lengthy battle with
Parkinson’s Disease.

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
Jonathan Simon.

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.


  1. REPLY
    Carolyn S Akins says

    The Class of ’66 send our condolences. We have fond memories of our classmate, Jimmy. As your sorrow continues so will our thoughts and prayers. Carolyn Neill Akins and classmates.

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    George Seek says

    I worked with Jim the first 7 years of my career with MDC at the Schell Osage wildlife area. Those years at Schell hold some of my fondest memories working, hunting and fishing along-side Jim (and Elmer Osborn). Jim could out fish anybody, quiet and soft-spoken, and the only person I ever met that could grease a motor grader and never get dirty!! I too was a combat engineer but never went to Nam but appreciated and respected his service to the Country. George and Connie Seek send our prayers

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    Darrell Martin says

    Condolences from the Martins

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    Diana Burton Crain says

    Jimmy was a quiet guy in high school, but he always had a smile. Our Stockton Class of “66 will miss him. May God comfort your hearts.

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