Chaplain James E.E. Post

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chaplain James E.E. Post of Eureka Springs, formerly of Platte Woods, Mo., was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Kansas City, Kan. to James and Edith Post. He joined his beloved wife of 60 years, Jean Rose, on Oct. 16 in Eureka Springs at the age of 94.

Married Feb. 26, 1939, Jean preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 1999. He was also preceded by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Mr. Post served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was an ordained RLDS minister. He had a variety of job experiences, including: church pastor; movie theater manager; commercial artist and photographer; police officer; and traffic court judge. He was a Dale Carnegie instructor, Kansas State Prison Protestant Chaplain for 30 years, a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner and a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Mr. Post never allowed his disease to affect his faith. He enjoyed leading prayers and hymns at Ridgeview and Brighton Ridge nursing homes in Eureka Springs. He loved, with a passion, his family, friends, good food and his Lord Jesus Christ. He was a constant figure in the lead vehicle of numerous Eureka Springs parades and an honorary member of Carroll County Cruisers and Police Car Owners of America.

Mr. Post is survived by one son, James Post and wife Terri of Eureka Springs; one daughter, Rebecca and husband Tim Dyer of Independence, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends who will miss him.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m., Oct. 26 at Nelson's Chapel in Eureka Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to further Alzheimer's research at Online condolences may be sent to the family at