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James Jim E. Cearlock

November 3, 1955 - March 27, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – James Jim E. Cearlock, 53, of Springfield died at 1:01 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, at St. John’s Hospital.

He was born Nov. 3, 1955, in Hawthorne, Calif., the son of Edgar and Mary Roseberry Cearlock. He married Tracy Ratterree on May 27, 1977.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by his wife, Tracy of Springfield; three daughters, Shannon (Aaron) Yingst of Decatur and Kaitlyn and Chyane Cearlock, both of Springfield; three sons, Jimmy Cearlock II (companion, Kevin), Larry Cearlock and Javier Cearlock, all of Springfield; father and stepmother, Edgar and Karen Cearlock of Springfield; two sisters, Diana (Robert) Meacham of Springfield and Julie (John) Umstattd of Ariz.; two brothers, Bob Cearlock, of Springfield and Gordon (partner, Alan) Cearlock; two stepbrothers; a stepsister; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jim worked at Springfield Park District in the maintenance department.

He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was an active volunteer with the Booster Club at Lanphier High School and Catholic Charities. He enjoyed fishing and watching Westerns.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home.

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