DANVILLE – Jimmie Paris, 76, of Danville passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday (Feb. 4, 2015).
He was born on Jan. 3, 1939, in Kentland, Ind., the son of Robert and Herma (Brown) Paris. He married Sue Ann Gouty on July 15, 1960, and she preceded him in death on July 18, 2006.
Jimmie will be deeply missed by one son, Mark Paris of Danville; one daughter, Lori (David) Allison of Bismarck; two grandchildren, Daniel Paris and Cole Allison; and his fishing buddies, Leon Graves and Roy Flagg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one daughter, Tanya Paris; one brother, Edward Paris; and two sisters, Sandra Escamella and Earlyne Ritter.
Jimmie served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.
He worked at Heatcraft in Danville as a welder for 46 years before retiring in 2005.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Gao Grotto and also the Union Corner United Methodist Church. Fishing, hunting, Cubs baseball, Illini sports and watching his grandchildren's sporting events were his favorite things to do and he loved all of them very much.
A celebration of Jimmie's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, with Pastor Patti Wise officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made in Jimmie's name to the American Cancer Society.
Please join Jimmie's family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.