James Eugene Napier

Mr. James Eugene Napier, of Marthasville, MO., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Jim was born on November 10, 1958, in St. Louis, MO., to Elmer Napier and JoAnn (nee: Barnes) Nisbet. He had reached the age of 62 years and 8 days.

Jim was a people person, who never met a stranger and had a great smile. He worked in management at Fas-Trip Convenience Stores for 22 years in Washington, MO. James was united in marriage to Brenda Lee Jasper on October 6, 2000, in Dutzow, MO. They enjoyed the life they shared for 20 years. Jim began organizing “family float trips” and successfully did so for 41 straight years. It began with 10 people in attendance and is now up to 50. Jim loved being outdoors doing yard work, Bar-B-Q’s, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends, especially at Lake Norfork. He was a long time member of the Elks Lodge in Washington. Jim also enjoyed playing Poker and collecting coins.

Mr. James Napier was preceded in death by his step-father, Ed Nisbet; one sister, Patty Napier. Those grateful for having shared in his life are his loving wife, Brenda; two children, Jamie Napier, Jeff Napier, and wife Jessica; his mother, JoAnn Nisbet; his father, Elmer Napier and step-mother Janis; two grandchildren, J Napier, Josh Napier; five siblings, Barbara Edens, Mike Napier (Danielle), Janet Howard (Kent), Marty Hollenberg, Julie Trentmann (Kathy Simon), three brothers-in-laws, Karl Jasper, Glen Jasper, Bernie Jasper (Sally); other relatives and many friends.

All services for Mr. Napier will be private. A Celebration of his life will be held in the Spring of 2021.

Online condolences may be made at www.martinfuneral.net. Memorial donations are preferred to St. Vincent’s DePaul Catholic Church, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main Street, Warrenton, MO 63383.



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