James A. Wilson

SPRINGFIELD - James A. Wilson, 65, of Springfield, passed away at 4:52 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at St. John's Hospital.

James was born on August 3, 1947 in Pontotoc, MS, the son of Hardin and Lueveaner Williams Wilson, Sr.

James was employed by Roselawn Memorial Park since 1976 and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, antique cars and riding motorcycles.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Wilson; and sister, Rita Wilson.

He is survived by his children, Jacenta of Springfield and Brian of Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren; his siblings, John, Katie, Lorean, Phyllis, Hardin Wilson, Jr., and Timothy; a host of nieces and nephews; and wonderful family friends.

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield with Rev. Maurine Hamilton officiating.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St., Peoria, IL 61614.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.