Sunday, August 15, 2010
Jim Tadlock is shown as he appeared in his Senior Picture, in the 1965 Yearbook. Besides MacArthur, Jim also attended Oak Grove Elementary and Roosevelt Junior schools with many of his high school classmates.
Keith Rogers had a nice phone conversation with Jim about six months ago and Jim told him that he had cancer but hoped that he would make it to the class reunion. Then Keith talked with Jim about three months ago, only to discover Jim was not doing too well. Nevertheless, Jim still worked on cars when moved to do so. As Keith understood the situation, Jim's cancer was probably caused by the work done for the railroads, while working around asbestos.
The Decatur Herald and Review carried this notice on August 15, 2010:
James L. Tadlock, 63, of Forsyth, IL, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2010, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 16, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
James was born November 30, 1946, in Chicago, IL, the son of Howard Leslie and Edith Louise (Glover) Tadlock. He married Cherry Deane Hughes on May 10, 1970, in Decatur.
James graduated from MacArthur High School in 1965. He served his country in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard. James worked for Illinois Terminal, N&W, and Norfolk and Southern Railroad, and was a member of Brotherhood of Railway Carmen.
James enjoyed collecting and working on antique cars.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Cherry of Forsyth; parents Howard and Edith of Decatur; children James Leslie Tadlock, Jr., Paula Lynn Tadlock, both of Decatur, Peggy Sue Tadlock of Macon, IL, and William Joseph (Ruth) Tadlock of Rantoul, IL; seven grandchildren; and sisters Mary Klingleschmitt and Susan Dean, both of Decatur.
Jim's classmates send out our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Sad news that Jim won't be at the reunion.