The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 11, 2013

J.C. "Jake" Neatherry

CARTHAGE, Mo. — J.C. "Jake" Neatherry, 96, Carthage, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Carthage Health and Rehab, Carthage.

James Claude Neatherry, Sr. was born March 3, 1917, in Sarcoxie, Mo., a son of Everett Neatherry and Viola Hopkins Neatherry. He attended public schools in Carthage, Mo. and married Alice F. Evans on Jan. 17, 1939, in Columbus, Kan., she preceded him in death on April 4, 1978.

J.C. was a supervisor for Hercules Powder Co., retiring in 1979, after 33 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany, Africa and the Middle East. J.C. served on the Carthage City Council and was a member of the Carthage VFW.

Survivors include a son,  James C. Neatherry, Jr., wife, Becky, Carthage; a sister, Wanda Klarner, Carthage; a grandson, James R. Neatherry, wife, Christina, Carthage; two step- grandchildren, Katie York, Springfield, Mo. and Lucas York, wife, Kristy, Carthage; a niece, Susan OMalley and husband, Joe, Carthage. He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Burnett; and three brothers, Ray, Cecil and Pete Neatherry.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Park Cemetery, Carthage.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Carthage CAN DO Senior Center, Carthage.  Online condolences may be expressed through

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, 308 W. Chestnut, Carthage, Mo.

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