Jerry L. Starkweather
Jerry Lee Starkweather, age 81, Joplin, MO, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Landmark Hospital, in Joplin.
Jerry was born May 6, 1938, in Riverton, KS, son of the late Carl L. Starkweather and Pauline Potter Starkweather. He moved to Joplin as a child and attended Joplin Schools, graduating from Joplin High School. He worked for 31 years with Consolidated Freightways as a driver before retiring in 1999. He then went to work for Freeman Hospital in the purchasing department, and with Chick-fil-A of Joplin. He was an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church, where he served as a greeter. Jerry was involved with his children's and grandchildren's activities, he always supported Joplin and Missouri Southern Athletics, and was a longtime St. Louis Cardinals fan.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Starkweather; a brother, Don Starkweather; and brothers-in-law, Ed Loyd, Larry Williams.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Linda Williams, whom he married on May 17, 1960; two sons, Rick Starkweather and wife, Nancy, and Jeff Starkweather and wife, Kelli, all of Joplin; six grandchildren, Jordan Starkweather and wife, Mitzi, Graham Starkweather, Chase Starkweather, Josh Barnett and fiancé, Shelia, Rebecca Barnett, and Nickolas Barnett, all of Joplin; five great-grandchildren, Shelby, A.J., Libby, Mariah, and Maggie; brother-in-law, Rowayne Williams and wife, Phyllis, of Tulsa, OK, and sisters-in-law, Sandy Williams and Patsy Loyd, both of Joplin; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 5, at 10 a.m., at Fellowship Baptist Church, with Rev. Rob Signs and Rev. Tim Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, with family serving as pallbearers, and Pastor Ken Cox officiating. The family will receive friends at Fellowship Baptist Church on Friday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to Fellowship Baptist Church of Joplin, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on October 4, 2019


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Ray & Dolores Macaro
Oct 05, 2019
We have great memories of special times spent with Jerry.
Mike and Hope Galbraith
Oct 04, 2019
We always enjoyed your smiles and greetings when we popped into Chic F
for a bite. You were always a delite!
The world needs more like you!