King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary, James “Jim” P. Bozarth, 72, of Fort Madison

James “Jim” P. Bozarth, 72, of Ft. Madison passed away at 9:24 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019 at his home.

He was born on September 24, 1946 in Quincy, IL to Paul and Maxine See Bozarth.

On November 15, 1968 he married Dianna Rankin in Memphis, MO and she passed away on May 12, 1986.  He then married Peg Pumphrey and they later divorced.  Jim served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, he was so proud he got to attend the Honor Flight with his fellow Veterans.  He was a truck driver for numerous years.  Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting guns, woodworking, riding his Harley and antique tractors.  He was always the life of the party and a friend to all. Jim’s greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

   Survivors include three daughters, Rena (John) Beach of Ft. Madison, Angie (James) Klett of Ft. Madison and Lisa (Eric) Vincent of Ft. Madison; six grandchildren, Chance and Chase Beach, Braxton and Addison Klett, Christian and Dianna “Jo Jo” Vincent; two great granddaughters, Violet and Elyse; one brother, Bill (Rita) Bozarth of Knox City, MO; three sisters, Carolyn Bozarth of Hannibal, MO, Mary Jean Bozarth of Columbia, MO and Colleen (Darrell)Cornwell of Sedalia, Mo; several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

   Friends may call after 2 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019 at King-Lynk Funeral Home where the family will meet with friends from 4-6 PM.  The Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Dean Graber officiating.  Burial will take place in Oakland Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Ft. Madison Honor Guard.

   A memorial has been established for the Honor Flight and online condolences may be left at

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