James Robert StarkJames Robert Stark, age 63 of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Nov. 23, 2016 at Cox South hospital. James was born on June 15th, 1953 to the late Otto and Dorothy Stark. He made friends easily and loved to talk and visit. Some of the things he enjoyed the most were outings with family and friends, playing cards and a good home cooked meal with all the trimmings. He was passionate about hunting and fishing and his dog Hawkeye. He believed in Christ Jesus as his personal savior. Preceding him in death were his parents, eldest sister Linda Stark and one grandson, Cody Stark. James is survived by his wife Denise DeToy Stark, his daughter Crystal and husband Michael, two grandsons, Michael and Kory Stark; two brothers, David Stark and Harvey Stark; three sisters, Judy Foell, Karen Danielson, and Sue Davison along with many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. James was laid to rest beside his parents in Eldridge MO at Zion Cemetery on Nov. 26, 2016.