Eric D. James, age 50, of Chillicothe, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Eric was born on August 2, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois to Jimmy E. and Linda K. (Williamson) James.
Surviving are his parents; his sister, Jill (Jason) Schrock of Chillicothe; his nephew and nieces, Keller, Kinzie and Kaylynn Schrock; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Christine James, and his grandparents.
Eric worked ABBCO Janitorial Services working within the IVC School District for over 20 years. He was also an active member of the Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District for 27 years as well as the Fred Meister Chillicothe Community Firefighter’s Association. Eric was always lending a helping hand to anyone in need and he loved spending time with his nieces and nephew.
Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of ashes will be held at a later date at Chillicothe City Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 1pm to 5pm at the Peoria Casting Club in Chillicothe. Memorials for Eric may be made to his family. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Online condolences may be made through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com
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