James Burl Henley

James Burl Henley, 59, of Columbia, passed away at University of Missouri Hospital Sunday, February 10, 2013.  He was born on August 21, 1953 to James Atwell and Sally June (Marshall) Henley.  A memorial service will be held at the Mizzou Arena on February 24th at 2pm.  He is survived by his wife Rosalee and his three children from his first marriage, Nicole, Brett and Megan, and his stepchildren, Melody (Woods) Short and Jason Woods.  He is also survived by six granddaughters, Ashlyn, Chelsea, Emily, Natalee, Bailey and Kaylee. Jim worked for the University of Missouri as a Construction Manager for 16 years.


  1. kate walker on February 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Really nice guy and co-worker. He will be missed.

  2. Robin Hudson on February 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Sending love and prayers for comfort your way. Your family became a family to me long ago and will always have a special place in my heart.

  3. Jolene Molnar on February 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Will miss Jim oh so much! May he be at peace.

  4. Dave & Nilda Luca on February 16, 2013 at 9:08 am

    You are sadly missed. Cozumel won’t be the same without you. Our thoughts & prayers to you & your family. Rest in Peace Jim.

  5. Lois Rusk on February 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

    May you R.I.P. my dear friend. My prayers to Jim’s family. He was one of a kind! The love he had of family and his friends will live on in our hearts. God Bless~

  6. Staci Neuenschwander on February 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Jim at Mizzou. He always had a smile on his face and always said something to make me laugh. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  7. Marshall L. Henley on February 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I miss my big brother. It’s been hard and simultaneously wonderful to walk through my memories of him over the weekend. Looking forward to the folks in his life at memorial service.

  8. Mike van Beek on February 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Jim was a great guy that I had the pleasure of working with at Campus Facilities. He will be missed. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this challenging time….

  9. Nicole Henley on February 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I miss you dad.

  10. mel rustemeyer on February 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Just wanted to say again how much I will miss Jim. Our talks at Houlihans were either comical or philosophical.He was probably the only person that when we were sitting alone who really understood where I was coming from and hope I can be as much as an inspiration to others as he was to me.

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