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Jimmie Dale Firestone, Jr.

Jimmie Dale Firestone, Jr.

FIRESTONE

Jimmie D. Firestone, Jr., 60, of Coulterville, IL passed away January 4, 2022.  He went peacefully after a long battle with cancer and had his loving wife, Pam, by his side.

He was born September 3, 1961 in Sparta, IL to Jimmie D. Sr. and Edith (Happel) Firestone.  Jimmie married the love of his life, Pamela Henry at their home in Coulterville, IL on October 30, 2004.

Jimmie served in the U.S. Army for four years, the National Guard for sixteen years and retired as a Union Flat Roofer after twenty-five years of service.  After retiring, he worked for five years at Sparta Wal-Mart where he never met a stranger.  Jimmie was a member of the Sparta Eagles and the Men’s Auxiliary at the Coulterville VFW for many years.  He was an avid mushroom hunter, fisherman and woodworker.  Most of all, he loved his big loud family.  Jimmie was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Firestone of Coulterville, IL; mother, Edith Firestone and Walter Gerlach of Coulterville, IL; daughter, Jennifer (Brian) Jacquin of Washington, MO; sons, Sean (Rachel) Henry of Waterloo, IL and Andrew Henry of Sparta, IL; sisters, Terrie (Jim) Jordan of St. Louis, MO, Christine (Teddy) Murphy of Evansville, IL, Jeana Louis and Kerry Despain of Pinckneyville, IL; brothers, Richard Firestone, Sr. and Leslie (Carisa) Firestone of Barnhart, MO; sister-in-law, Deena (Paul) Allen of Henderson, IL; brothers-in-law, Arthur Senner of Henderson, IL and David Senner of Canton, IL, mother-in-law, Dorris Senner of Galesburg, IL; grandchildren, Maveric Ehlers, Eva Ehlers, Liam Henry, and Stella Henry; aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins; plus many other children that have benefited from his love over the years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie D. Firestone, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Eva Firestone; maternal grandparents, George and Lucy Happel.

Memorial contributions for funeral and medical expenses may be made to the family and mailed to Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

His wish was to be cremated, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Linda Boston says:

    To the family of Jim Firestone. Pam, I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great friend. Whenever he saw me we would have nice conversations. Jim was loved by everyone whom he came in contact with. Pam, he loved you very very much. He would always tell me, you were the best thing that ever happened to him. Sending many prayers, hugs, and lots of love to you Pam. Love you my dearest friend.
    Sincerely,
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

  2. Jim Lloyd says:

    Edy and Pam, you both have my deepest condolences. Prayers to the family.

  3. Bea Lachler says:

    Pam you and the family are in our prayers. Will miss celebrating our birthdays on the same date. RIP My Friend.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Jimmie and Old Jim were 2 of a kind. He will be missed by many. Keep your eyes on the Lord. He will lead you thru.
    Thinking of you all.
    Phil and Sally

    • Sarah says:

      So sorry for your loss Jimmie was a great person ..with great advice ..he will be missed

  5. Gloria j hackworth says:

    Dearest pam, i am so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a good guy and a good friend for a long time. If there is anything i can do please let me know. Keep all his
    Memories close to your heart and nobody can never take them away from you. Now he is your guardian angel watching over you. Praying for you and all his family in Jesus name. Amen

  6. Lisa Rodenberg says:

    RIP my friend. You will be missed by many. You never knew a stranger at walmart. Always had a smile on your face even when you weren’t feeling your best.

  7. Les says:

    I Love you Brother and I will miss for as long as I live. Until we meet again.

    • Perry Brooks says:

      Jimmie will be missed, Prayers for you all, much love to you all, God Bless you all

  8. Lawrence York says:

    Rest In Peace my dear Friend .. You will be greatly missed.. Love ya Bud ..

    • Brendaharvey says:

      RIP Jimmy u will b missed.Pam I’m so sorry my thoughts, and prayers r with u all.

    • Lisa Klingeman-Reynolds says:

      I will miss you deeply Jim. You were always like a second dad to me and I will always love you and will miss you greatly. You will always have a place in Mine and my families heart.

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  1. Rest In Peace my dear Friend .. You will be greatly missed.. Love ya Bud ..

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    • I will miss you deeply Jim. You were always like a second dad to me and I will always love you and will miss you greatly. You will always have a place in Mine and my families heart.

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      • So sorry Pam for your loss…. Prayers for you and your family!

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    • RIP Jimmy u will b missed.Pam I’m so sorry my thoughts, and prayers r with u all.

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  2. I Love you Brother and I will miss for as long as I live. Until we meet again.

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    • Jimmie will be missed, Prayers for you all, much love to you all, God Bless you all

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  3. RIP my friend. You will be missed by many. You never knew a stranger at walmart. Always had a smile on your face even when you weren’t feeling your best.

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  4. Dearest pam, i am so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a good guy and a good friend for a long time. If there is anything i can do please let me know. Keep all his
    Memories close to your heart and nobody can never take them away from you. Now he is your guardian angel watching over you. Praying for you and all his family in Jesus name. Amen

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  5. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Jimmie and Old Jim were 2 of a kind. He will be missed by many. Keep your eyes on the Lord. He will lead you thru.
    Thinking of you all.
    Phil and Sally

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    • So sorry for your loss Jimmie was a great person ..with great advice ..he will be missed

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  6. Pam you and the family are in our prayers. Will miss celebrating our birthdays on the same date. RIP My Friend.

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  7. Edy and Pam, you both have my deepest condolences. Prayers to the family.

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  8. To the family of Jim Firestone. Pam, I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great friend. Whenever he saw me we would have nice conversations. Jim was loved by everyone whom he came in contact with. Pam, he loved you very very much. He would always tell me, you were the best thing that ever happened to him. Sending many prayers, hugs, and lots of love to you Pam. Love you my dearest friend.
    Sincerely,
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

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    • Prayer and condolences for the Firestone Family,Jim will always be remembered to me. He was A Sparta Grade School Class mate. Greatly Missed.

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