ST. CHARLES -- James Phillip Saulter, 82, formerly of Sikeston, passed away April 10, 2007, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.
Born May 27, 1924, in Dublin, Texas, son of the late James Perry and Lillie Mae Ellenberg Saulter, he worked over 45 years for Reiss Dairy and Turner Dairy in Sikeston. He was a veteran of World War II, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and a staunch supporter of our men and women in the military. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston and was inducted into the Southeast Missouri Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.
On Oct. 14, 1941, in New Madrid, he married Edith Christine Davis, who survives of the home in St. Charles.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, James Lee "Little Jim" and Mary Jo Saulter of DeSoto; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Eugene Ayers of St. Charles; six sisters, Varna "Sis" Cagle of Sikeston, Verda Mae Tinsley of Charleston, Verna Lyons of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jeanne Dixon of St. George, Utah, Holly Causey of Kokomo, Ind., and June Eastwood of Sikeston; one stepbrother, Gene Cagle of Cape Girardeau; and five grandsons and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Sonny Saulter; one sister, Vera Jones; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Private graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military honors provided by Missouri Military Honor Guard Unit.
may be made to
Henry Meldrum American
Legion Post 114
P.O. Box 301
Sikeston, MO 63801
veterans group of donor's choice