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James Richard Stark II

James Richard Stark II, 74, of Camp Verde, AZ, passed away on February 6, 2017, after a brief illness.
 
James Stark was born on December 18, 1942, in Aurora, Illinois and was the only son of Dick and Laura Stark. He married Marie Stark on May 18, 1962, in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked for over 30 years in military and government service, and was a veteran of Vietnam serving with the United States Air Force where he retired as a Sergeant with full honors. In his retirement he enjoyed traveling the country with his wife, researching genealogy and military history, and going antiquing.
 
He is survived by his wife Marie, two children James and Toni, his three sisters Shirley, Kaye, and Marla, and three grandchildren Courtney, Tyler, and Lauren.
 
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during a memorial service held at 11:00am, on Monday February 20, 2017 at Prescott National Cemetery, 500 Highway 89 North, Prescott, AZ 86313.

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Janet Stark Cheeseman on Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:20 PM
Dicky (Family nick name) You have always had a special place in my heart.You were there after my dad died. You were my family, at my wedding after my mother died. I always looked forward to your happy visits. You will be truly missed. God Bless you and your family.Your cousin Janet
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Kaye Richardson on Friday, February 10, 2017 4:15 PM
Dear Dick, One of these days, I will see you again in Heaven. You received that assurance when you prayed with me when I came to see you a few days before you went to Heaven. Now though, I want to tell you that I will miss you very, very much until I see you again. I loved it when the phone rang and it was you on the other end. I have been thinking of passed memories. The early morning drives up to the mountains. The time we ate breakfast in one of the mountain areas and we had our first Hash Brown potatoes. The time you snuck into my bedroom and put on a 45 RPM record you had purchased for me, and turned it up full blast. I sat up from a sound sleep and started yelling at you and then I realized you had bought me a record that I had been wanting (sorry for yelling at you little brother.) When Grandma Knott died, Mom & Marla went to Iowa and Daddy worked nights. Somehow we got locked out. He didn't get home until really late. You and I sat and visited on the porch (by now we were both young teenagers) for a long time and then we both got so tired that we just leaned on each other and fell asleep until he came home to unlock the door. Ohhh and the time before Christmas that we found a place that had so many Christmas decorations for sale. We decorated the INSIDE of the house with all kinds of things that hung from the ceiling (Mom was still in Iowa). Daddy came in in the dark and started bumping into all of the things. He was NOT happy. I remember that he said, "we are NOT having a party." Im not sure WHY we did that but...it was fun but, not as much fun as when we rearranged all of the furniture before he got home. We had moved the couch and....he again wasn't happy when he nearly fell on the floor when he started to sit down. Ohhh, those were fun times Dick. Thank you for being a great brother and for picking out such a wonderful wife. Marie is, and will continue to be, an important part of our lives. Thank you for the memories. I will treasure them ALWAYS!
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Marla Isley on Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:07 PM
I am glad God made you my big brother. Thank you for always watching over, worrying about, and protecting me. We will meet again in Heaven. I love you.
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Ray Damesek on Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:57 AM
Jim and I worked together for many years at Point Mugu Navy base in California. We even went camping together with our wives, Linda and Marie. He was a good friend and Colleague. He will be missed.
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Terry Isley on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:15 PM
I always remember Uncle Dick squinting his one eye and chewing on a toothpick. Even now as an adult still think it's cool. I really enjoyed listening to his stories about the military and our family . he was and still is a great man. I never got tired of listening to him or hearing him laugh even seeing him towards the end he was still trying to laugh and tell stories. He was a trooper in still trying to entertain us. His last story to me was about how he took time off from work to see Grandpa. He told me that Grandpa didn't know who uncle Dick was but grandpa was happy to see him. It was hard to hear him but i listened carefully to try to hear every word. I hope uncle Dick was happy to see me. I will truly miss him. Rest in peace Uncle Dick. Love Terry
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TJ Isley on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:39 PM
I didn't know him very well but the one day i spent with him was great. Uncle Dick was a really good guy with lots of cool stories to tell. I sure will miss him.
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Michelle skiba on Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:10 AM
When I first met dick and marie they were very welcoming.You could tell that they love and respected each other even after all these years of being married.Even towards the end dick was calling Marie honey . Dick told a story about when his kids and terry and Dan went to pick out christmas trees and the kids were getting lost in the snow and he was pulling them out it was so funny and we all laughed. Dick had a nice laugh and a great smile something I think everyone will remember .I know everyone is a little bit better person for knowing him even me for just that short time . My God bless him and hold him and tight.
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Bob&Lanette Cowgill on Friday, February 24, 2017 3:19 PM
I was sadden by the news that Dick as i knew him had passed.He was always the good and responsible one of all us guys who lived in the Green Meadows track homes.Him and Marie would always stop and see us on there way coming and going on there trips.My wife and i will miss that very much.GOD bless you Dick ,please say a few prays for me and the rest of us.Will look forward to seeing you in the next life. always your friend Bob
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Scott Isley on Saturday, March 11, 2017 12:42 AM
Uncle dick,I'm happy that I recently got to see you this last summer. I really enjoyed your visit and I will cherish that memory for a long time. I'll see you again one day. We miss you
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Scott Isley on Sunday, March 12, 2017 1:18 AM
Uncle Dick, I'm happy and thankful I got to spend some time with you this last summer. I enjoyed that time a lot. Thanks for the memories. We miss you. See you again one day
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