John W Starke, Jr
11/15/1935 – 09/07/2019
Obituary for John W Starke, Jr
John “Jake” W. Starke Jr, 83, of Sedalia, MO passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, MO. He was born on November 15, 1935 in Sedalia, the son John W. and Jeanette (Furnell) Starke Sr, who preceded him in death.
He united in marriage to Naomi Beucke Russell, who preceded him in death.
Jake was raised and educated in Sedalia and was a graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended Epworth United Methodist Church and was a business owner. He enjoyed fishing and going to the boat. He especially loved spending time with the grandkids.
Survivors include three children; John S Russell (Bobbi), Anne Jones, and Andy Russell (Linda), all of Sedalia; seven grandchildren, Justin Russell, Jesse Russell, Jeneva Boley, Jessica Jones, Matthew Jones, John Russell, Jr, and Danielle Wingrath; eighteen great grandchildren; and four nieces.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bob Starke and one sister, Ethel Karl Staley.
A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.
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