James H. "Jim" Winters

Born: Fri., Feb. 4, 1938
Died: Wed., Mar. 21, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 25, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church

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Passed away on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Seton Hospital, Indianapolis, IN., following several weeks of failing health.

Born in Hutsonville, IL., Feb 4, 1938, the son of Joseph “Joe” & Cleda Fern (Burnett) Winters, Jim attended Hutsonville Schools and graduated with the Hutsonville High School Class of 1957 and after high school and marriage went on to attend the University of Illinois majoring in Civil Engineering.

On August 1, 1958, he married Artheen Keenan, who survives and together they had three children, who also survive, Christopher “Chris” Winters of Hutsonville, IL; Mark Winters of Vincennes, IN; Cherie & Dan Tuttle of Hiram, GA; Six grandchildren have been born into the family Nicole Colvin, Herrin, IL; Tony Winters, Las Vegas, NV; Zach Winters Hutsonville, IL; Ashley & Aaron Courson of Villa Rica, GA; Brandon Tuttle, Hiram, GA; Laura Beth & Philip Denton Maryville, TN; and a very special family friend Todd Waiz, Jeffersonville, IN. Six Greatgrandchildren; Nate Colvin, Jason Colvin, Jax Colvin Nolan Colvin, Jac Courson and Katie Courson and brother Donald “Don” & Rosalie Winters of Hutsonville, a Sister, Juanita F. Anderson of Annapolis and a Sister-in-law, Joyce Winters of Rochester, IN as well as many Nieces and Nephews.

Working for Marathon Petroleum at the Robinson Refinery, Jim was a metal inspector specializing in the Tank Farm Operation where he could use his engineering and math skills obtained in the three years spent at the University of Illinois from 1958 thru 1960 then when funds ran low, full-time employment became necessary. In addition to a full work schedule, Jim was a Deacon and Youth Leader at First Baptist Church in Hutsonville where he was a member since 1956; He also served on the Hutsonville Comm. Unit # 1 School Board, the Hutsonville Park District Board, was President of the Hutsonville Chamber of Commerce, the Hutsonville Historical Society, and was a trustee for the Hutsonville Township Fire Protection District. For several years, he coached Little League and Minor League baseball. After retirement, Jim concentrated his efforts in woodworking in his shop. He built many beautiful pieces of furniture, some of which will be displayed at his visitation.

Preceding Jim in death were his parents and a brother Edward Winters.

Funeral services for James H. Winters will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday March 25, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Hutsonville with Pastor David Vaughn officiating. Cremation will follow funeral services with interment of cremated remains at a later time in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Friends and family Friends may call at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Saturday March 24, 2018. The family suggests memorials in Jim’s memory to the James H. Winters’ memorial fund at First Baptist Church in Hutsonville with envelopes available at the funeral home and church.

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Lois wolfe
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
Artheen so sorry for your loss. We are in Arizona so won't be home for Jims services. Love and prayers for you and your family.

Guy Johnson - Colorado Springs, CO
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Artheen, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have fond memories of Jim as a classmate and our times together in Mr. Huffman's math classes in the mid 50's. I always thought of Jim as dedicated student and good friend. I'm sure he will be sorely missed, not only by you and your family, but by the Hutsonville community as well.

Cathy Daughery
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Artheen and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. I'll always remember working with him at VBS one year when he was my assistant teacher and one of the days he brought a bunch of tools and taught the kids about carpentry. It was pretty neat. He also put his expertise to work on the decor - we had covered the walls with paper so we could transform the room into a Bible-times building, and he patiently helped me draw stones on the walls, instructing me in the proper way to draw the stones for realistic effect. I know he will be sorely missed by his family and friends. You will be in my prayers.

Phoebe Correll
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
So very sorry for your loss, it is so hard to loose a parent. My thoughts are with you and your family.

   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Dear Artheen & Family,
So very sorry for the passing of Jim. You've lost a piece of your heart and I lost a large piece of my past. There were many adventures we shared in our youth. Please no that you will be in my thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow.

Dan Luckett
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Artheen, please know of my heartfelt sorrow for your loss. Even though we traveled different paths in our lives, you and Jim are dear friends. I will miss him. Know that you, Jim and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Most sincerely, Dan Luckett

Sharon and Randy Adkins
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I had the utmost respect for him. He was a true gentleman. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Ms. Coreta Sparks
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
Artheen, Chris & family
Very sorry for your loss!

   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Chris and family;
I am greatly saddened at hearing of your loss. I spent many years working with Jim and always enjoyed being around him.
Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
May God bless you and your family.

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