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James Clyde Crest III

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James Clyde Crest III Obituary
Crest III, James Clyde "Jim" Age 66, of Hinckley, IL passed away at home Saturday, November 23, 2013. He was born August 4, 1947 in Aurora, IL, son of Betty and James, Sr. Crest. Jim is survived by his devoted "Twins", Iris Nicole (Crest) Thompson and Preston James Crest; as well as estranged children, Luciana Waychoff, Stacy and James IV. Additional family members surviving Jim include beloved sister, Rebecca 'Becky' Keldie; brothers, Scott, Gerald, and Charles; as well as endeared extended/step-family, Michael and Elaine Doran, Laura and Richard Sorenson. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Betty (Ortan) Crest; cherished stepmother, Delores 'Dee' Crest; father, James Crest, Sr. and brothers, Steven and Donald. Jim attended West Aurora High School - Aurora, IL until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1965. As a proud veteran during the Vietnam Era, Jim served his country until 1968. He was a skilled, licensed plumber and pipe fitter - member of Local 319/501 Aurora, IL. Jim was a serious Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast, was an active Life Member of the Fox River Valley HOG Chapter and was an avid A.B.A.T.E. supporter. Family and friends will always remember and admire Jim for his determination and ingenuity. His strong and outgoing personality always made him the life of the party. Arrangements for a memorial service in Jim's honor are pending. Those interested in paying their respects to his family may logon to Jim's Facebook page and/or may contact daughter, Iris Thompson via her email: iris.thompson@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers or gifts, monetary donations would be most appreciated on behalf of 'The Twins', as the untimely loss of their father has left them with a great responsibility for Jim's life and legacy.
Published in the Aurora Beacon News on Mar. 30, 2014
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