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Businessperson Jim Quesenberry, who owned Corporate Business Systems for more than two decades, has died.
Quesenberry died Jan. 12 at age 66, according to a public obituary posted to Facebook by his sister, Jan Quesenberry Caskey. His cause of death was not disclosed in the obituary.
Quesenberry founded office equipment dealer Corporate Business Systems in 1993 and sold the business in 2017 to SumnerOne Inc., according to past reporting. Corporate Business Systems reported tens of millions of dollars in revenue prior to the sale to SumnerOne, which has a Springfield office at 3348 E. Cherry St.
Three years prior to the sale of his company, Quesenberry had both of his legs amputated after he suffered severe burns in an outdoor accident, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.
"After a tragic accident in 2014, Jim faced physical challenges and obstacles with courage, determined to live a full life on his own terms," his obituary reads. "He continued to travel and inspire others with his perseverance, quick wit and joyful spirit."
Quesenberry's obituary additionally indicates he served as a board member for the American Red Cross, went on mission trips to build hospitals and was a member of Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma Club and Southeast Rotary Club of Springfield.
A celebration of life is planned 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at Elks Lodge, No. 409, in Springfield, according to his obituary.
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