James “”Jim”” Yarnall, 86, son of Frank and Priscilla Stottlemyre Yarnall, was born June 13, 1919, at Dykes. He died Nov. 17, 2005, at the home of his granddaughter in Springfield.He lived most of his life in the Houston and Cabool area.He had a passion and love for drive-in restaurants and the donut business. He loved the challenge of purchasing a restaurant and turning it into a profitable business. He worked the restaurant business until his legs could no longer keep up with him.He was a veteran of World War II and active in veterans programs including the establishment of several American Legion posts and VA programs in southwest Missouri.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pearl Brown Yarnall; daughter, Patsy Minear; and siblings, Leo, Duey, Cleo, Owens, Milford, Ralph, Clovis and Rea.Surviving are two sons, Virgil Yarnall of Springfield and Scott Yarnall of Nixa; sister, Juanita of Lake of the Ozarks; one brother, Curtis Yarnall of Stockton; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and step-children; and close friend, Esther Hobbs.Services were Nov. 22 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Terrill officiating. Burial was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery.Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 676 of Springfield or American Legion Post 41 of Houston. “

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