James Eric Postlethwait, 62, of Olathe, passed away on April 11, 2019. He was born on November 17, 1956 to James and Roberta (Hilt) Postlethwait in Warrensburg, MO.
James “Eric” Postlethwait graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1975. His passion was creating jewelry designs and received his GIA in 1987. He was in the jewelry industry for over 25 years and enjoyed sales and meeting new friends. His hobbies were anything to do outdoors and he loved the lake as well as his Missouri Tigers and golf. He truly enjoyed spending time with his children and five beautiful granddaughters.
Eric is survived by his loving children, Melissa Hockett (Brian) of St. Louis, Missouri, Mallory Smith (Timothy) of Gardner, Kansas and James Miles Postlethwait (Jessica) of Olathe, Kansas; his siblings Chris Postlethwait (Vada), Jeanette Nault (Mike), and Cynthia Cox (Brad). He will be remembered by his granddaughters Macie and Blakely Hockett, Mackenzie, Mayva, and Madelynn Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Roberta Postlethwait.
The family will receive guests for a visitation on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm at Penwell Gabel's Olathe Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 19, 2019, also at Penwell Gabel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Kansas City Rescue Mission (KCRM)
1520 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.
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