James Robert O’Neal III


    James Robert O’Neal III of Bourbon, Missouri was born on April 28, 1982 in Sullivan, Missouri to James and Peggy (McGraw) O’Neal and passed away on August 23, 2021 at the age of 39 years.


    He grew up and attended school in Bourbon, Missouri and soon went to work for several different places in the area, including Paramount and Industrial Wire. James even went to work for Applebee’s and Shoney’s as a cook.
    James met Kayla. Together they enjoyed listening to music, especially Mushroom Head, Machine Head and Tool.
    Bubba was a jokester from the time that he could talk. He was also a natural born genius and a jack of all trades who could fix absolutely anything. He was a hard worker and very devoted to his job at Aerofil, where he worked for the last 13 years of his life.
    James had chosen to be an organ donor and through his passing four lives were saved. The rest of his organs have been donated to science.  
    He is survived by his parents, James and Peggy of Bourbon, Missouri; his soulmate, Kayla Ahner, and her three sons, KJ, Devon and Damion of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters, Jamie O’Neal and fiancé Harold Wilkerson of Bourbon, Missouri, Amy Edwards of Union, Missouri and Mandy O’Neal and fiancé Vance Hill of Cuba, Missouri; six nephews, Brody, Dylan, Connor, Johnny, Nolan  and Logan; two nieces, Genesis and Gracie; one great nephew, Julian; other relatives and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Bessie O’Neal; and Bill and Girlie McGraw.
    A Celebration of Life gathering was held from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Jim and Peggy’s house in Bourbon, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.