Peterson Funeral Chapel

            James E. Staley, 65, of Springfield passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 in the Springfield Villa Retirement Home in Springfield.

            He was born to Gerald and Jean Pierce Staley on January 17, 1954 in Bellview, NE.  He was a retired truck driver.

            Survivors include two sons, Justin Staley of Houston, TX. and Dwayne Smith of Crane, MO.; two daughters, Amy Staley of Ozark, MO. and Dawn Penniman of Wheelerville, MO.; one brother, Steve Staley of Springfield, MO.; and 6 grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Cozette "Cozy" Johnson and one sister, Nancy Arnold.

            A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, April 11 from 6-7 p.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel.