James Virgil “Jim” Sheckles (82)
Birth: August 30, 1939
Death: December 7, 2021
James Virgil “Jim” Sheckles, 82, of Crossville, Illinois, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021, in Crossville. He was born August 30, 1939, in Burkesville, Kentucky, the son of James V. and Ella Lizzie Geneva (Vincent) Sheckles.
He worked for many years at Spartan Manufacturing and he enjoyed fishing, watching TV and John Wayne movies.
Survivors include ex-wife Reta Mitchell; son Tod Sheckles; daughters Fain Sheckles and Thea Shaw, all of Harrisburg, Illinois; brother Terry “T.J.” (Debbie) Sheckles of Crossville; sisters Freda Mercer of Carmi, Illinois, Regina Holman of Burkesville, Arvia (Jay) James and Paula (Monty) Madonna all of Carmi; grandchildren Matthew, Christina, and Tristen; special nephew Christopher Sheckles; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son Dwain Sheckles; brothers Larry and Jack; and sisters Janet and Geneva.
James’ remains were cremated and a private gathering for family and friends will be at a later date.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, Illinois, is honored in serving Jim’s family.