JAMES A. “JIM” CHOATE
James A. “Jim” Choate, 87, of Lee’s Summit, passed away peacefully April 20, 2013.
Jim was born January 28, 1926 in Springfield. He was an Army veteran and ex- POW of World War II, serving in the 103rd Division in France. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. After the war he married the love of his life, Margaret Wilson. They shared 65 loving years of devotion to one another and their family. Jim worked as a body and fender technician and body shop foreman. He retired from Hicks Brothers Chevrolet. He was a kidney transplant survivor of 27 years. Jim was a volunteer presenter for the Missouri Kidney Program, Patient Education and member of the Heart of American Chapter of ex-POWs. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa, mentor to many, servant and a true American hero.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Dora (Holsinger) Choate, sisters; Myrtle Priser and Ester Foster, brothers; Lawrence and David Choate.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Vicki Foulk and husband Terry; son, Greg Choate; grandchildren Jim and Daniel Foulk, Nicole Dawson and husband Steve; great-grandsons, Sam and Nick Dawson, brother Gerald Choate and wife Mildred; and many loved nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m., April 25, 2013 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 350 Missouri 150 Hwy, Lee’s Summit, MO., with visitation from 1-2 p.m. Burial with Military Honors in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, MO.
Memorials may be made to Camp ChiMer-Ronald McDonald House Charities of KC, 2502 St, KC, MO, 64108 or Kansas City Hospice House.
(Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr, Raymore, MO, 64083, 816-322-5278.)