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James A Shade
June 30, 1947 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
James Arthur Shade, 76, of Mt. Olive, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at the John J. Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born June 30, 1947, in Carlinville, a son of Raymond and Mary (Reamer) Shade. Mr. Shade graduated from Carlinville High School. He served in the United States Army, was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3912 of Litchfield, and was a Past Post Commander. He and the former Janet M. Boente were married on May 11, 1969, in Carlinville; Mrs. Shade survives. Mr. Shade served as a volunteer fire fighter in Litchfield, was a manager for Hardee’s restaurants from where he retired after 25 years, enjoyed fishing, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Shade is survived by:
3 daughters, Cindy (Roland) Lee of Mt. Olive; Michele (Richard) Gibson of Litchfield; and Dawn (Vince) Whitley of Stedman, NC
3 brothers, Jerald (Darlene) Shade of Carlinville; Ronald (Sandy) Shade of Plainview; and Louis (Donna) Shade of Ft. Myers, FL
1 sister, Doris (Thomas) Borella of Virden
8 grandchildren, Chad Lee of Mt. Olive; Richard (Emily) Gibson, Jr., Trevor (Emily) Gibson, and Kiersten (Craig) Erwin, all of Litchfield; Brittany (Charles) Kal of Honolulu, HI; Collin Stewardson and Megan Whitley, both of Fayetteville, NC; and Taylor Whitley of San Diego, CA
Mr. Shade was preceded in death by his parents, grandchild Krista Lee and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Shade will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 28, 2023, at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials may be made to the family.
Monday August 28, 2023 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Plummer Funeral Home 404 E. Union Avenue Litchfield, IL 62056
Monday August 28, 2023 11:00 AM Plummer Funeral Home 404 E. Union Avenue Litchfield, IL 62056