James William Mayhugh, 90, of Prescott, Kansas died early Friday, July 19, 2019 at Medicalodge in Fort Scott, Kansas. J.W. was born May 5, 1929 in rural Prescott to Artie Roy and Ella Josephine (Walrod) Mayhugh. He graduated from Mound City High School in 1946. On March 2, 1951 he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country with the occupational forces in Germany until his honorable discharge on February 20, 1953. On November 3, 1953, he married the love of his life, Jean Rae Long at the Methodist Parsonage in Prescott. She preceded him in death on October 22, 2018. J.W. was a farmer who greatly enjoyed the outdoors whether he was caring for his cattle, fishing, or hunting for coon or squirrel. J.W. was a people person who loved spending his days drinking coffee with his various coffee groups. He was competitive and enjoyed a good game of pool or Snooker and he was an avid card player who excelled in Pitch. J.W. was a member of the American Legion Hewitt-New Post No. 248 in Mound City.
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J.W. was preceded in death by his parents, Artie and Jo Mayhugh; his wife, Jean Rae Mayhugh; and one son, Ronald Morton Mayhugh. Survivors include one son, Andy and Karla Mayhugh; two daughters, Cindy Staton, and Sheila and Jess Jackson; one sister, Neldeen Barnett; five grandchildren, Jay Orr, Adam Mayhugh, Levi Jackson, Jacob Jackson, and Stephanie Simons; 10 great-grandchildren; and a multitude of relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will follow in Battlefield Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to American Legion Hewitt-New Post No. 248 in care of the funeral home, PO Box J, Mound City, Kansas 66056.