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James Ruel Edmister, Jr.

July 3, 1956 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 64)


Beloved father, cherished brother and treasured friend, James Ruel Edmister, Jr., age 64, passed away in Marshall, Texas on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.  James was born in Rochester, New York on July 3, 1956 to James Ruel Edmister, Sr. and Mary (Jensen) Edmister.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister.  James is survived by his sons, Jeanpierre Edmister, Gianni Edmister, Gullianni Edmister, John Edmister and Ben Edmister; his sisters, Lora Gergius (David) and Christiana Ryder; his brother, Brent Edmister; his caregiver, Adriana Edmister, as well as a host of other special family and friends.

James proudly served his country in the United States Army and then had a long career truck driving.  He was a Supervisor at Republic, Inc., the General Manager for Tesco and Outside Sales for Patterson.  He enjoyed flying, boating, off-roading and politics, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. James was well loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held for James on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 6:30pm at Meadowbrook Funeral Home.  A Graveside Service will be at 3:15pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at DFW National Cemetery.

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Memorial Service
December 29, 2020

6:30 PM
Meadowbrook Funeral Home
1804 S. Washington Ave
Marshall, Texas 75670

Graveside Service
December 30, 2020

3:15 PM
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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