Funeral services for James Raschel, 78 of Kirbyville, will be Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. in Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory in Branson, Missouri with Jessi Hayworth officiating. Burial will follow in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery in Branson.
James Ross Raschel (Jimmy) was born August 12, 1942 in Jackson, Michigan. He proudly served in the United States Army. He was a skilled musician playing the saxophone and double sax, flute and piano as well as being a talented singer and songwriter. He got to share the stage and studio with the Branson Temptations, had performed with Branson Motown group and worked on various commercials as well as other shows in Branson.
Jimmy moved to Branson from California. He was a man of faith. He was a devoted member of the Baha'i Faith . He was outgoing, enjoyed history and loved discussing ideas with people.
Jimmy passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.
He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Raschel, his mother Florence Magill, brother, Tommy Raschel.
He is survived by his children, Carey Raschel (Alicia davenport) of Ozark, Aaron Raschel (Nancy Raschel) of San Diego, CA, Tera Raschel of Santa Clarita, CA and Neva Raschel of Santa Clarita, Sisters: Neva Lequin of Palmdale ,CA, Anita Fisher of Jackson, Michigan, Jessi Mead of Colorado and brother John Raschel of New Mexico.