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James R. "Jim" Mathis
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Birth: May 3, 1961
Perry County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2011
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA

James R. "Jim" Mathis, 49, of Streator, IL formerly of Watson, IL died at 7:05 PM Friday, April 8, 2011 at his home in Streator.

He was born May 3, 1961 in Pinckneyville, IL to James Lloyd "J.L." & Claudean (Downing) Mathis.

He worked for Plano Molding Company in Plano, IL and was a member of Erven Avenue Baptist Church in Streator.

Jim enjoyed league bowling, volunteered and worked at Streator Baptist Camp, liked to cook and try new gourmet recipes, liked playing practical jokes, enjoyed his church and was very knowledgeable about the Bible, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his mother: Claudean Mathis of Louisville; sister: Maretta Mathis of Louisville; nephews: Josh Mathis and Tim Mathis of Louisville; niece: Nancy (Jesse) Givens of Olney.

He was preceded in death by his father, brother (Tom), and an infant sister (LaDonna).

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home with burial following in Orchard Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM (noon) until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Erven Avenue Baptist Church or Streator Baptist Camp. 
Family links: 
  James Lloyd Mathis (1919 - 2009)
  Thomas A. Mathis (1945 - 2011)*
  James R. Mathis (1961 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Orchard Hill Cemetery
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lady In Black
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68195813
James R. Jim Mathis
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James R. Jim Mathis
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Rest well, my friend.
- Timothy M. Coplin
 Added: Aug. 31, 2013

- Lady In Black
 Added: Apr. 10, 2011

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