James Arthur Shade, 76, of Mt. Olive, died on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at the John J. Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 28, at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
Mr. Shade was born June 30, 1947, in Carlinville, a son of Raymond and Mary (Reamer) Shade. He and the former Janet M. Boente were married on May 11, 1969, in Carlinville, and she survives.
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 served as a volunteer fire fighter in Litchfield, and was a manager for Hardee’s restaurants, from where he retired after 25 years.
He 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 his three daughters, Cindy (Roland) Lee of Mt. Olive, Michele (Richard) Gibson of Litchfield and Dawn (Vince) Whitley of Stedman, NC; three brothers, Jerald (Darlene) Shade of Carlinville, Ronald (Sandy) Shade of Plainview and Louis (Donna) Shade of Ft. Meyer, FL; sister, Doris (Thomas) Borella of Virden; eight 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; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandchild Krista Lee and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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