James W. Napier, Jr.

April 12, 1948 - January 23, 2022

James William “J.W.” Napier, Jr., age 73 of Wyandotte, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center.

J.W. was born April 12, 1948 in Columbus, Kansas, son of the late James William Napier, Sr. and Joan Anne (Mutray) Napier.  He grew up in Kansas, and graduated from St. Mary’s-Colgan High School in Pittsburg, Kansas.  He worked as a truck driver for some time before starting his own company working mainly in the Grand Lake area in lawn care in which he took great pride.

In addition to his parents, JW was preceded in death by a brother, Philip Napier, and a sister-in-law, Susan Napier.

He is survived by two daughters, Tina JoAnne Napier and Cynthia Smith; a sister, Marilyn Keller and husband Tony; a brother, Mike Napier; four grandchildren, Cheyanne Kepner and husband Derek, Aaron Allison and wife Karissa, Lakota Huls and Alisha Smith; great-grandchildren, Guthrie Kepner and Karlee Allison.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.