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Paul E. Root Jr.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Paul E. Root Jr., 56, of Centerview, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at his home.

Cremation. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Memorials are suggested to the Paul E. Root Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Born Aug. 4, 1948, in Boonville, he was the son of the late Paul E. Root Sr. and Ruby Shackleford Root, who survives of Sedalia. On April 6, 1974, in Lone Jack, he married Cindy Palmer, who survives of the home. He worked in construction, building homes in the Kansas City area, as water supervisor for Centerview and cut firewood.

Additional survivors include two sons, Jonathan Root of the state of New Jersey and Terence Root of Independence; three daughters, Tami Atkinson, Tara Root and Tiffany Root, all of Centerview; three brothers, Eddie Root of Blackwater, Ronnie Root of Marshall and Mike Root of Sedalia; three sisters, Gail Purcell of Bryan, Texas, Paula Waters of Springdale, Ark., and Theresa Lammers of College Station, Texas; and three grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Root.