John L. Geary, son of Lawrence Ray Geary and the late Shirley Davis Geary, was born in Dexter, Missouri on August 9, 1956, and passed away at his home in Aquilla, Missouri on January 8, 2016, at the age of 59 years.
He had lived in Aquilla all of his life. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Missouri. He had managed Geary Tires and was a charter member of the Delaware Trace Free Trappers.
On December 16, 1989 he was married to Regina “Jeannie” Boothe in Aquilla, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Regina “Jeannie” Geary of Aquilla, Missouri; one son, Eric Geary of Aquilla, Missouri; three daughters and husbands,Christina & Kyle Thoele of Hermitage, Missouri, Chatelle & Joey Cagle of Bloomfield, Missouri, Patricia & Randy Boswell of East Prairie, Missouri; father & step-mother, Lawrence & Judy Geary of Aquilla, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Brett, Alex, Kayla, Nathan, Jonathan, Alex, Teva, Avery, Wesley, Mariah and Zayne; one great grandson, Isacc; one brother, Daniel Leija of Bismark, Missouri; one sister & husband, Rayla & Ray Gene Tackett of Dexter, Missouri; one step brother, Richard Atwell and one step sister, Andrea Underwood. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Davis Geary; brother, Sammy “Bo” Geary; and father in law, Alex Boothe.
Friends may visit on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., funeral services follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Kenny Spirit Wolf of Poplar Bluff, Missouri officiating.
Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield, Missouri in charge of arrangements.