Alan James (59) of Mattoon


Published on November 21 2013 7:30 am

Alan James, 59, of Mattoon, Illinois passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 in his home in Mattoon. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 25 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Beecher City Cemetery in Beecher City. Memorials may be to a fund for Alan’s children. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Alan was born March 25, 1954 in Merced, California, the son of Irving Carter and Delores Ruszala James.
Formerly, Alan was employed by the General Electric Company in Chicago Heights and World Color Press Company in Effingham. Alan was loving to his family and friends. He enjoyed football, old rock and roll and 1968 Chevy Camaros.

Surviving are his son, John (wife Jessica) James of Effingham; daughter, Sarah (husband Ricky) Stine of Effingham; mother, Dolores James of Effingham; grandson, Jaxon Evan James; brothers and sisters, Roxane Haviland of Phoenix, AZ, Richard James of Effingham, Eric (wife Barbara) James of Mattoon and  Linda (husband Jay) Kilian of Crystal Lake; nieces, Andrea (husband Jay) Haviland , Kaity Haviland and  Sami Lekberg, all  of Phoenix, AZ; nephews: Luis Tarango of Mattoon, Wade Kilian and Trent Kilian, both of Crystal Lake and many cousins and friends.