James "Jim" L. Peoples

James "Jim" L. Peoples, age 80, of Knoxville, MO, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at North Kansas City Hospital. Jim was born on July 5, 1938, the son of Floyd and Leola (Richardson) Peoples in Knoxville. He was a 1956 graduate of Richmond High School.

On Feb. 22, 1957, he was united in marriage to Diane Harrison at the Bethel Christian Union Church. Jim was baptized in the Mormon Church in 1960 in Ft. Collins, CO. Jim was a brick mason and owned Peoples Masonry.

Mr. Peoples was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Peoples; two brothers, Harold and Robert Peoples; two sisters, Lucille Nicholson and Shirley Knuckles; a grandson; and a great-grandson

Survivors include his wife, Diane, of the home; daughters Debra Wiley of Richmond and Kathy Garrett of Creswell, OR; son, Michael Peoples of Knoxville; brother, David Peoples of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and other extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Knoxville Community Church in Knoxville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation will follow the services. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Diane Peoples to help with final expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. Online guestbook may be accessed at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.

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