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James E Poffinbarger, III
Birth: Mar. 5, 1971
Overland Park
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 2003
Greene County
Missouri, USA

Son of James E. Poffinbarger II & Kimberly and Michael Evans. Brother of Mike Evans & Sheri Custer. Father of Nicholas Paul Poffinbarger and Eric Andrew Farley. Stepbrother of Kayla McCullough and Ashley Black.

Jimmy's love was always music. He not only played several instruments, but taught students at different times in his life. He could play sax, drums, bass guitar, guitar and harmonica. He started out playing the sax in school and soon added the guitar. He was in a couple of garage bands in High school and a couple of bands when he was an adult. They were togehter a long time and their focus was heavy metal. When he started in this band they didn't have a drummer so Jimmy taught himself how to play the drums and moved from guitar to drums. Although he played in a heavy metal band he also liked clasical music and Frank Sinatra.

Jimmy was a very talented young man. Besides his love and talent for music, he was an artist and an accomplished cook. He won a state contest with a picture he drew in the 8th grade that still hangs in our living room. He used only a pencil. It is beautiful. When Jimmy was in his late teens, he created a ‘chain mail' vest for his leather jacket. He used tiny pieces of some type of metal wire and interlocked each individual piece of metal. It took him months to create and it is really quite amazing (I still have it, too). He also sculpted a set of 4 miniature guitars that were absolutely beautiful. These are just a few of the projects he worked on over the years

Jimmy was an excellent cook. From the time he was a teenager, he could prepare a complete meal better than I could. The Christmas of 2002, the last Christmas we all spent together at my sister's house, we were making the usual turkey and ham with all the fixings. Well neither my sister nor I know how to glaze a ham, so Jimmy stepped in and made the best glaze we had ever tasted. Everyone loved it and was amazed that he could just throw it together like that. Jimmy also made the best soups. He made a broccoli and cheese soup and potato soup that were unbelievable. Before Jimmy passed, he was thinking about starting a website to sell his home made salad dressings, but he never got very far. When we packed up his things at his house, I found his recipes in his favorite book. I thought about trying them out, but typical for Jimmy, he has only the ingredients written down, not the measurements. He was like my mother, always cooking without measuring, just knowing the right amounts.

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Line Creek Cemetery
Platte Woods
Platte County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Mar 07, 2004
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Miss you!! You are forever in my heart.Love you,Mom
 Added: Nov. 11, 2015
Miss you Jimmy!! You are forever in my heart.Love always,Mom
 Added: Sep. 7, 2015
Jimmy, Today marks the 12th year since your accident...I still miss you every minute of every day. You are forever in my heart.Love always,Mom
 Added: Aug. 30, 2015
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