James “Jim” Myles of Moberly, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020. Jim is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pat, of Moberly; four children: daughter, Robyn Myles of Moberly; son, Mark (Angela) Myles of Stockton, CA; son Matthew (Jennifer) Myles of Moberly; daughter, Cherrelyn Seegers (Kathleen McHugh) of Fort Lauderdale, FL; ten grandchildren: Michael (Gianna) Myles, Parker (Christa) Myles, Erin Haden, Sinjun (Ana) Koppi, Raven Myles, Mikaela Seegers, Casey Jo Myles, Magdalena Myles (Darahn Sparks), Anya Seegers, and Hazel Myles; six great-grandchildren: Paxton, Paisley, Mikaelah, Grayson, A’Saiyah, and Bodhi; and sister Patricia Striglos, Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Gladys Myles, and his brother, Howard “Junior” Myles.
Born August 13, 1937 to Howard and Hazel Gladys (Gentner) Myles, Jim grew up in Moberly enjoying farm life, raising and showing sheep for 4-H, and Future Farmers of America. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in animal science at the University of Missouri, he met the love of his life in the aisles of the Safeway Store where he was working. Jim and Pat married at Carpenter Street Baptist Church on June 7, 1958. He then followed his father’s footsteps, joining Procter & Gamble as a salesman and later advancing to sales manager. His career with P&G spanned 33 years during which he and his family resided in Colorado, Arizona, and California. After retirement from P&G, Jim formed a publishing company that included two local community newspapers and numerous specialty publications in Parker, Colorado. He served as President and Publisher of Myles Communications for 18 years. After returning to his hometown of Moberly in 2001, he was elected Presiding Commissioner for Randolph County, serving from 2002 to 2006.
In addition to spending time with his family, Jim enjoyed auctions, equestrian activities with his children and grandchildren, politics, and serving his communities. He was a member and officer of several civic organizations including 4-H, Future Farmers of America, Randolph County Young Democrats, chairman of the Parker Economic Development Council, Southeast Metro Denver Economic Development Council, West Anaheim United Methodist Church, Parker United Methodist Church, Douglas County Colorado Fair Board, Parker Chamber of Commerce, Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Parker Trail Riders, Douglas County Republican Committee, Randolph County Republican Central Committee, Central Christian Church, and Timberlake Christian Church.
Jim always acknowledged that he was a lucky man to have his wife Pat at his side. Jim took special pride in the accomplishments of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a loyal friend and patriot.
A private service was held at the Oakland Cemetery. Committal prayer and burial was in the Oakland Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service is to be scheduled for friends at a future date.
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