|Howard E. James, age 65, of St. Augustine, Illinois passed away at his home on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his home in St. Augustine, Illinois.
Howard led an active life riding his motorcycle for leisure in his younger days and taking up horseback riding in later years. He loved the outdoors and animals. He retired from Gunther Construction Company in 2001 following a serious illness. Most recently he enjoyed driving back roads observing the wild life there.
He is survived by one son, Ronald (Tina) James and one daughter, Patricia (William) Paul; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother Bill (Deana) James and one sister Betty Tribley. He was preceded in death by his father Orville and mother Edna Sage, four brothers, Laveran, Harold, Carl and Robert James and a sister, Sue Cabrera.
As per Howard’s request cremation rites will be accorded and no memorial services will be held. The Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com