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Jimmy D. “Jim” Whistle

Jim passed from this life peacefully on June 16, 2020. He was surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Caraway, AR. Nov. 1944.  Jim spent his childhood with his grandparents, Otto and Margaret. Jim learned the value of hard work, “at a very young age”, working in the family business and on local farms.

Jim began working in the concrete industry in 1963. Jim founded Whistle Redi-Mix in 1987. Whistle Redi-Mix currently operates four locations. The family intends to continue Jim’s legacy, operating the business while upholding the values instilled by their father.

Jim was preceded in death by, his wife, Kristina Whistle and his parents, Bob Whistle and Floyce Moore.

Jim is survived by his wife, Viki Carol (Hodges) Whistle of the home; his sons, James “Chip” Whistle of South Haven, MS., Robert Whistle of Pleasant Hill, MO., Michael Whistle & wife Debra of Pleasant Hill, MO., Eric Hawkins of Fenton, MO., Ryan Whistle & wife Brooke of Pleasant Hill, MO., and Justin Whistle of Pleasant Hill, MO; his daughters, Ellen Spangler & husband William of Neosho, MO., Jennifer Kershner & husband Jim of Zionsville, IN., Sarah (Sharp) Green of Lee’s Summit, MO., Rachel Kauffman & husband Derek of Pleasant Hill, MO. and Jessica Hale & husband Josh of  Lee’s Summit, MO; his siblings, Cheryl Wantland of St Louis, MO., Kim Bramell of Urich, MO., Cynthia Whistle of Norman, OK., Gerald Whistle of Hot Springs, AR., Rodney Whistle of Walnut Ridge, AR., Rickey Whistle of Arkadelphia, AR. And Michael Moore of Urich, MO. Jim, AKA Pop-Pop, is loved by 23 grandchildren and 8 (and ¾) great grandchildren.

Jim supported his local community and was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Jim’s compassion and generosity touched the lives of many. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial Service in “Loving Memory of Jimmy D. “Jim” Whistle”, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday., June 24, 2020 at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Community Life Center, 1300 Lexington Road, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 1300 Lexington, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080.

26 Messages

  • Darrell Foley Posted June 18, 2020 5:50 pm

    Best man to ever work for he was a very nice man and will be greatly missed by all RIP Jim

  • Pleasant Hill Troop 300 Scouts BSA Posted June 18, 2020 6:59 pm

    Jim was a very big supporter of our local Boy Scout Troop. He will be missed by so many many of whom never knew of his contributions. Rest in Peace sir.

  • Bruce Kusgen Posted June 18, 2020 8:04 pm

    Jim was a very hard worker and somewhat of an intimidating individual to a young man . I actually learned a few good things from him back in my younger years. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Jay Taff Posted June 18, 2020 9:04 pm

    Jim always made time for people, and was willing to help any way he could. He was well-respected throughout the industry, and was involved in the communities they served. I will miss having lunch with him, and listening to him talk about his family. He was proud of you! Praying God will give you comfort in these difficult times, but also Hope that you know you will one day see him again.

  • Jane Berry Posted June 18, 2020 9:58 pm

    My Thoughts & Prayers to Viki & Family! Jim will be missed by many! A very kind man, always had a smile and a kind word when you saw him! 🙏🏻❤

  • Janet Berry Posted June 18, 2020 10:01 pm

    My Thoughts & Prayers to Viki & Family! Jim will be missed by many! A very kind man, always had a smile and a kind word when you saw him! 🙏🏻❤

  • Amber Crane Posted June 18, 2020 11:24 pm

    Rip Jimmy. Gives me peace to know you’re with Kris. Prayers to all of you. Love you fam.

  • Rick wilson Posted June 19, 2020 5:51 am

    So sorry for your lose.

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