Cecil James “”Jim”” Brallier, 76, son of Cecil J. and Zella Dawson Brallier, was born Sept. 30, 1928, at Marble Rock, Iowa. He died Aug. 19, 2005, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a short illness.The family moved to the Grandview community near Houston when he was young. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps after his graduation from Houston High School in 1946. He served at the end of World War II and the Korean War. He remained a member of the Reserves.He married LaVesta Bridges June 12, 1949. They had five children.Mr. Brallier was a dairy and beef farmer, owner and operator of B & B Flying Service, a flight instructor, charter pilot and FAA inspector.He served on the Raymondville School board and on Sanitary Milk Producers and Mid-America Dairymen boards. He was president of the Texas County Farm Bureau, served on the Bank of Raymondville – later First National Bank- board of directors, a dealer of Modern Farm Systems grain bins and of used farm equipment. He was presiding judge of Texas County for four years and was a member of the American Legion for 49 years.He was saved at age 19 and was a member of the Ozark Baptist Church.Mr. Brallier loved hunting and fishing and with friends made many trips to Canada. He and his wife traveled the United States and Canada for 14 years in their RV.He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger Dawson Brallier; and a son, Norman James Brallier.Surviving are his wife of 56 years; daughters, Susan Kaye Cook of Hartshorn, Sandra Jean Wells of Nixa and Rita Jane Bennett of Montgomery City; son, Roger Allen Brallier of Centralia; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Services were Aug. 24 at the Ozark Baptist Church with the Rev. Kendall Ford and the Rev. Ed Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Allen Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. “

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