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James Follis Staples, 85, of Glasgow, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at his home.
The Glasgow native was born Aug. 5, 1931 to Henry T. and Minnie M. Staples. He was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Master Sergeant prior to his discharge.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Staples; his children: Vicki Lowe and her husband, David, and Steven F. Staples and his wife, Becky; his two cherished grandchildren: Taylor Staples and Tyler Clark; a brother, Milburn Staples; a sister Bess Riddle; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Ellison Staples, Leroy Staples and David Staples; and three sisters: Mary Lois Perkins, Madell Bagby and Peggy Polson.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and continue Sunday morning at the funeral home.
Published on January 5, 2017
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