James was born on January 6, 1929 and passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017.
James was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing.
JD was a 1947 graduate of Springfield High School.
He proudly served his country in the Naval Guard.
James was married to Georgiann.
Visitation and Funeral Service: The family will be hosting a visitation from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 25 2017 at Historic Grace Lutheran Church 714 East Capitol Ave. Springfield. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Thomas Christell Jr. officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Beardstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Food Pantry 714 East Capitol Ave. Springfield IL 62701 or the Concordia Village Benevolent Fund 4101 West Iles Ave. Springfield IL 62711.