William Junior (W. J.) Edgar, 85, of St. Catharine, Missouri peacefully left this earth on the evening of Tuesday, April 9, 2013. His parents, William Allen and Ruth Gladys (Warren) Edgar, welcomed him into this world on June 19, 1927 in St. Catharine.
W. J. married Aletha Marie Guyer on August 22, 1946. As a Private of the United States Army, he and his wife lived in New Jersey and California before making their home in St. Catharine.
Taking pleasure in being outdoors, W. J. enjoyed spending his days working cattle on his farm with his wife. His felt his work was his hobby. With a hat on his head, he treasured fishing, camping, and going to the flea market. He also appreciated reading, doing crossword puzzles, putting puzzles together, and collecting stamps and coins. He valued spending time with his family.
W. J. was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dale Edgar; his sister, Grace Cleveland; and his wife, Aletha.
Survivors include his son, David Edgar and his wife, Brenda; grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Jennifer; and his sister, Nellie Gardner.
His smile and loving nature will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Please join his family for a celebration of his life at Rhodes Funeral Home on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3:00. Visitation will be held before the funeral at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pleasant View Cemetery Association.