A. “Slim” F. Closson U.S. Veteran

February 9, 1919 - October 27, 2012

Major A.F. "Slim" Closson, age 93 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Saturday, October 27, 2012, at St. Joseph's Bluff. Slim was born February 9, 1919, in Keytesville, Mo., the son of James R. and Mary L. Knouse Closson. He was married on May 1, 1948, in Independence, Mo. to Doris M. Birgee who preceded him in death on October 9, 2010. He served in the United States Army during World War II in North Africa and Europe for which he was awarded two bronze stars. Slim was employed with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 34 years retiring as a Major in 1979. Survivors include: three daughters, Karen Kay Closson of Jefferson City, Mo., Shirley Mueller of Eureka, Mo., and Betty Morrison and her husband Travis of Jefferson City, Mo.; one son, James E. Closson and his wife Ginny of Marshall, Mo.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Robert John Closson; six brothers and eight sisters. Private graveside services and entombment will be conducted in the Mausoleum of Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the MASTERS, 5287 Highway 67 North, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.


TrishNacy 1 year, 9 months ago

Betty, Travis and girls: I am so sorry for the loss of your Father and Grandfather, I know how much you loved him and how close you were to him. Keep the memories aive. Betty, I know how close you were to your Mom and Dad they have been apart now for 2 years and are finally being reunited for eternity! Remember God's loving embrace is holding you and your family through this time, but think of the joy in Slim's face when he saw your mom greet him when he went home. They will always be with you untl you meet them again in Heaven. May Jesus's promise of Eternal light be granted to Slim and may the perpetual light shine upon him. Amen. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers love to all. Trish and Pete Nacy and Family


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