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