The Springfield community is mourning the loss of James Quentin Hammons. The iconic hotel developer and philanthropist, who referred to himself as John Q., died Sunday at the age of 94. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has this remembrance.
He had a vision for Springfield, says Dave Coonrod, who got to know John Q. Hammons during his time as presiding Greene County commissioner roughly 30 years ago. Coonrod says you can look in just about every corner and see his fingerprints.