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James Lewis Eastwood
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James Lewis Eastwood, age 81, a resident of rural Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room. He was born March 27, 1937, in Fort Scott, the son of Harold Lewis Eastwood and Verda Leola Thomas Eastwood. Jim graduated from the Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1955. He married Patricia Ann Hoggatt on February 10, 1957, at Fort Scott. In earlier years, Jim had been employed by various Ft. Scott Grocery Stores including, Gunsolles Grocery, Foodtown and Safeway. In 1963, Jim began a career with Peerless Product and worked there until he retired as supervisor. He later worked as a part-time custodian for the Bourbon County Courthouse. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Community Christian Church as well as the Ft. Scott Masonic Lodge, the Mirza Shrine and the Scottish Rite.
Survivors include his wife, Pat, of the home; a son, James Eastwood and wife, Paula and two daughters, Susan Carnes and husband, Mike and Shelly Brennon and husband, Kenny, all of Ft. Scott as well as nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Kenneth Melvin Eastwood and wife, Carolyn, of Fulton, Kansas and a sister-in-law, Mary Eastwood, of Ft. Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Marion Eastwood, a sister, Phyllis McLain and a great-grandson, Weston Brennon.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 18th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Clarksburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until service time on Saturday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701





10:00 AM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Cemetery Details


Clarksburg Cemetery

230th st.
Grand Rd.
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association


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