James Douglas (J.D.) Partridge, 40, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Central Christian Church in St. Joseph, followed by a celebration of life at 7 p.m.

J.D. Partridge was born Feb. 24, 1978, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He was the son of Jerry and Mary Ann (Schnettgoecke) Partridge.

J.D. graduated from Fairfield High School in 1997. He furthered his education with a bachelor's degree from Missouri Western State University.

J.D. owned and operated Pear Tree Lawns.

He married Kara Spalding Aug. 3, 2002. They were blessed with two children, Morgan (11) and Mason (9).

J.D. enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and watching his children in various activities.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Jerry Partridge.

J.D. was survived by: his wife, Kara Partridge; daughter, Morgan; and son, Mason; mother, Mary Ann Partridge; sister, Rebecca (Hunter) Blake; two nieces, Brenna and Amelia; and one nephew, Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Partridge Children Education Fund in care of HNB Bank in St. Joseph. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.