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James E. Nation

James E. Nation, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:17 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on October 15, 1931 in Mt. Auburn Township the Son of William Isaac and Cora Helen (Ashinhurst) Nation. His first marriage was to Lola Chamness and they were later divorced. He then married Wilma Brunk they also were later divorced. On October 13,1999 he married Kay Parks. He worked as a Farmer and an auto parts salesman. He served in the United States Navy as an aircraft mechanic and received many medals. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, Taylorville VFW Post #4495. 

Surviving are his Wife: Kay Nation, Sons: Troy Nation of Stonington, and Ty Nation of Taylorville Daughters: Teresa (Bill) Zuro of Ballwin, MO, Grandchildren: Nicholas Buzzard of Ballwin, MO, Emily Nation of Taylorville, IL, Seth Buzzard of Mt. Auburn, IL, Brothers: Granvel “Spud” (Doris) Nation of Taylorville, IL, Roscoe Paul (Jackie) Nation of Taylorville, Kenneth Franklin (Juanita) Nation of Taylorville, IL, Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Ira Nation, Ernie Nation, Jack Nation, Everett Nation, Robert Nation, Ivan Nation, Earl Nation, Sisters: Florien Bailey, and Uldien White

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will be held on Friday March 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be held in Glenhaven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church 900 Northern Ave. Taylorville, Illinois 62568

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So very much saddened by seeing this. Jim was a life long friend to me and to so many. I first came to know Jim working with him at Sieg Auto Parts in Taylorville. He always had a smile and a greeting every morning. Then he would argue all morning with Tom Dietrich until he left to run his route on his sales calls. Every time our paths crossed throughout life we always were happy to see one another and catch up. .R.I.P. dear friend. You made a difference in my life that I am thankful for. Strength and Prayers to your family during this time. But rest assured, GOD has received a good man. Love ya buddy. See you again one day.

Ledbetter Kentucky Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Nation

Larry & Sandy Griffiths Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Yolanda Marucco (YO)

Yolanda Marucco Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM

Kay, Troy, Ty, and Teresa, So sorry for your loss, Prayers with you all.

Kelly Brown Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Nation

Barbe Hayes Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM

Kay, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Always enjoyed our visits. Please call me if you need anything (565-1547). My good thoughts and prayers are sent.

Barbe Hayes Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM

R. I. P. Jim. I knew you since i was 16.

John collins Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM

To Kay and family,
Was saddened by the loss of Jim very good neighbor, the kids will miss have conversations with him,, you all are in our thoughts .
The Reincke family, Ken, Teresa, Brittany,Cory,P.J. And Noah

Kenneth A Reincke Mar 1 2017 12:00 AM