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James L. McCree

3/19/1956 - 12/10/2017

PEKIN ~ James Lavern McCree, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home.
 
Born March 19, 1956 in Carbondale to Paul and Norma (Gilbert) McCree, he married Teresa Wolfe in 1974 in Glasford.  He later married Jeanette Butts.  His parents preceded him in death.
 
Surviving are one son, Jason McCree of Pekin; one daughter, Stacy McCree of San Jose; three grandchildren, Bradley McCree, Branden Winchell and Hailey McCree; one great-grandchild, Braylee Durm; and one brother, Bruce (Patricia) McCree of Creve Coeur.
 
James had worked for Tazewell Machine for many years.  He later worked for Caterpillar, Inc., the American Red Cross, and for PAL Health Technologies.
 
In years past, he enjoyed antiquing.  He loved rocking in his rocking chair watching old movies.
 
Cremation rites will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory.  Private burial of cremated remains will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.  The family will host a celebration of life at a later date.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society at 100 Taps Ln. Pekin, IL 61554.

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