Jimmie C. Rea, age 86, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Aurora Nursing Center. He was born September 27, 1936, Crane, Missouri, the son of James Monroe and Jo Francis (Mitchell) Rea.
Jimmie was a 1955 graduate of Crane High School in Crane, Missouri and worked at MWM Dexter in the human resources department for 30 plus years retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Aurora Baptist Temple and the Eagles Lodge in Shell Knob, Missouri.
On April 23, 1960, he married Bonnie Lou Berry in Aurora, Missouri. She preceded in him death on November 6, 2017.
Jimmie is survived by his daughter, Peggy Collins and her husband, Kerry, of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren, Rachel Collins and her husband, Michael Rich of Los Angeles, California, William Collins of St. Louis, Missouri, and Julia Collins of Austin, Texas; one brother, William Rea, of Aurora, Missouri and one sister-in-law, Jean Berry of Fallbrook, California.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, James, and Jo; wife Bonnie and two brothers-in-law, Leonard, and Earl Berry.
A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.