Funeral services for James Calvin Kingsbury of Seymour were held Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour.
Burial followed in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery, under the direction of the funeral home.
Mr. Kingsbury, 97, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Ozark Riverview Manor in Ozark.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1923, in Washington, D.C.
After high school, he entered the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during World War II.
He exited the Navy as a quartermaster third class, having served on the destroyer minesweeper, USS Lamberton. He used his G.I. Bill to attend George Washington University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign commerce.
In 1950, he married Pamela Ruth Baughman.
He had worked as a foreign trade expert for the U.S. Department of Foreign Commerce.
His primary deployments were in Rockville, Md., Cincinnati, Ohio, and finally in Saudi Arabia, where he spent two years.
He and Pamela retired to Fordland, where they were ever-present and active members of the Diggins Baptist Church.
He was also quite passionate about his gardening.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Pamela, in February 2015; two newborn babies, Susan Virginia and David Lee; and his sister, Patsy Webb and husband Kenneth.
Survivors include his sons, Richard “Rick” Kingsbury and wife Lauri McClane of France, Dr. Charles “Chip” Kingsbury and wife Chari of Nairobi, Kenya, and Daniel “Dan” Kingsbury and wife Jill of Ozark; his four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Sue Conner and husband Tim, Ann Hawkins and husband Dorsey.
Online condolences may be left at www.holmanhowe.com.