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James “Jimmy” Castleman

James “Jimmy” E. Castleman, 76, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 5:02 a.m. on July 22, 2018 at his residence is Forsyth, IL.  

James was born on September 7, 1941 in Olmstead, IL, the son of Willis Wadw and Edna (Morris) Castleman. He married Rosie Colter in 1959 and they had two children, James Robert and Robin. He married Sharon Best in 1966 and had three children, Michael, Shannon and Scott. He was engaged to Jean Paige and had two children, Shawna and Amber. He was a U.S Army Veteran and worked at Bridgestone Firestone as a tire builder for 34 years upon retiring in 2000. 

James is survived by his children James Robert Castleman of Decatur, Robin (Roger) Mowry of Potosi, MO, Shannon Dale of Decatur, Scott Castleman of Decatur, Shawna (Nathan) Brunner of Forsyth and Amber Castleman of Decatur; sister, Patsy Walker of Leroy, IL; brother, Charles “Chuck” Castleman of Harristown, IL; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. 

James was preceded in death by his parents; brother. Leonard Castleman, Rosie Boyster, Jean Paige; son, Michael Castleman, two nephews and his brother in law, Alvin Walker. 

James requested to be cremated with no services performed. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Lung Association. 

The family of James Castleman is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N Oakland Ave, Decatur, IL Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at  

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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