James E. Scobell, 77

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James Edward Scobell, 77, of Alton, died at 5:44 a.m., on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Autumn Meadows of Cahokia.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 5, at St. Agnes catholic church in Hillsboro. Father Daniel Willenborg, pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church will officiate. Cremation rites were accorded. Burial will take place at a national cemetery in Hawaii at a later date. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Scobell was born on July 6, 1945, to the late James M. Scobell and Mary (Davis) Scobell. He married Janet Aquino on July 9, 1997 in Las Vegas, NV, and she survives in Alton. Mr. Scobell was a veteran of the US Navy; he served for three years in the Vietnam War.

Mr. Scobell was a 1963 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He was a boilermaker and was a member of the Boilermakers Union Local #60 in Morton. Mr. Scobell loved to watch movies and sports. He also enjoyed woodworking and remodeling homes. Mr. Scobell had lived in Hillsboro, Cottage Hills, Kauai, HI, and Alton during his lifetime.

Mr. Scobell is survived by his wife; children, Kristina Jacoby-Ottwell of Alton, Jacque Jacoby III of South Carolina, Carl Caberto of Hawaii, Clifford Caberto of Hawaii, and Michael Caberto Jr. of Hawaii; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Cindy Hayen of Hillsboro, Cathy (husband Ken) Gaffney of Litchfield, Judy DevlescHoward of Auburn, Mary Gibson of Rock Island and Dianne Kaufman of Denver, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son Eddie Caberto.

Memorials may be given to PAWS Care. Condolences may be left online at www.basspattondeanfh.com.