DR JAMES "PAT"
89 of Moberly passed away Friday,
March 2, 2012 at Moberly Regional Medical Center. Pat was born October
4, 1922 in Huntsville, Missouri the son of John J. and Mollie M. (Chesser)
McGinnis. He graduated from Huntsville High School in the class of 1939.
James married Lyla Jean Thomas
on December 3, 1949 in Moberly, Missouri. Tom and Margaret Burckhartt
stood up with them during the ceremony.
Mr. McGinnis served his
country in the Army during WWII he later joined the Army Air Corp as a
Bombardier on a B 24 Bomber. Pat graduated from the University Of
Missouri School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1955. James McGinnis and Bob
Basnett opened McGinnis and Basnett Veterinary Clinic in Fulton. After
selling his Veterinary Clinic in the 1980’s Pat went to work for the
Missouri Department of Agriculture in Jefferson City. Mr. McGinnis was a
member of the Huntsville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the
Masons, American Legion and American Veterinary Medical Association. He
enjoyed refinishing furniture, stain glass, traveling, quail and
pheasant hunting and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife,
Lyla Jean McGinnis of Moberly, MO; one son, David Smith and wife Marcia
of Rolla, MO; one sister-in-law, Marilynn McGinnis of O’Fallon, IL; one
niece, Teri Rohr and husband Ray of Shiloh, IL; and two great nephews
Alan Everett Rohr and Mckenzie Raymond “Mac” Rohr.
Mr. McGinnis was preceded in
death by his parent; daughter, Patricia Jean “P.J.” McGinnis and
brother, Everett T. “Mac” McGinnis.
Funeral Services will be held
2:00 PM Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Huntsville United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in the Huntsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00
to 6:00 PM Monday at Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville. Memorials are
suggested to the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine.
Rick & Kalene Summerville, Owners
Summerville Funeral Home
601 E. 24 Hwy
Salisbury, MO 65281
121 N Main
Huntsville, MO 65259