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James Fredell

November 14, 1934 — October 25, 2015

James Earle Fredell, 80, of Peoria, passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Peoria, with Pastor John McCorkle officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the church. A private interment will be at Princeville Cemetery.
James was born on November 14, 1934 in Princeville, a son of Charles Edward and Mayme Rosetta (Smith) Fredell. They preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Fredell Grubbs, three sisters and two brothers.
He married Beryl June Farlin on June 12, 1953 at Bethany Baptist Church in Peoria. She survives.
James is also survived by his daughter, June Fredell of Peoria; son, Jim (Monica) Fredell of Corning, NY; son in-law, Jon (Carol) Grubbs of Wheeling; grandson, Alex Fredell of Saratoga Springs, NY; granddaughters, Elizabeth Grubbs of Lake Villa, Ana Fredell of Buffalo, NY and Kristina and Rachel Grubbs of Wheeling; great grandson, David Schmidt of Wheeling; and sisters, Shirley Rager of Austin, TX and Phyllis Hackwith of Walnut.
In 1991, James retired as an Insurance Agent with Metropolitan Life Insurance in Peoria. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Peoria for over sixty-four years and served as a Greeter every Sunday.
He was a member at Grandview Masonic Lodge 1112 AF & AM in Peoria Heights and a member of the Mohammed Temple Shrine, Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Peoria Consistory. He enjoyed serving as a Shrine Clown.
James was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and was a fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball. He had a caring personality and a big heart, full of love, especially for his family.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Shriners Hospitals for Chidren or to the First Baptist Church of Peoria.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.

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