DEXTER -- Jewel Alvin Phegley, 78, died May 5, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter.
Born June 4, 1926, in Vanduser, son of the late Albert Manning and Addie Mary Vaillant Phegley, he had served in the Army from 1945 to 1965 and moved to Dexter in 1973. He served as a special agent in the Counter Intelligence Corp. in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, and he served in Austria, Germany and the United States. After leaving the Army, he was employed by the Silvey Insurance Co. as an underwriter for 23 years. A member of the Westside Southern Baptist Church of Dexter, he was an ordained Southern Baptist minister and a member of the D.A.V. and the American Legion of Dexter.
On May 3, 1944, at Dexter, he married Mildred Effie Mills who survives of the home in Dexter.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Lee and Mary Phegley of Ashburn, Va., and Albert Andrew and Shannon Phegley of Roby; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Louise and Mike Hawkins of Albion, Ill., and Pamela Jane and Glen Wooley of Madisonville, Ky.; one brother, Dempsey Phegley of Fairview Heights, Ill.; one sister, Lila Mae Dowdy of Dexter; and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one grat-grandson, three brothes and four sisters.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Earl Scott of Broken Arrow, Okla., will officiate assisted by the Rev. Mike Hawkins of Albion.
Burial will be in the Forest Hill Memorial Park near Morley. Full military honors will be conducted by the Stoddard County Veteran's Honor Team.