AUBURN, Ill. — James “Jamie” L. Wilson, 60, of Auburn, passed away at 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at his home.
Jamie was born on September 6, 1960, in Springfield, and was raised by his mother, Margaret “Midge” E. Miller, and his grandmother, Betty Jacquet. He married Diane M. Haas on June 1, 1991.
Jamie graduated from Virden High School in 1978 and earned an Associate of Arts in Accounting from Lincoln Land Community College. During his time at LLCC, Jamie was a left-handed pitcher for the baseball team. He then earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Illinois State University. Jamie worked for Thryv, (formerly DEX Media) from 1997 to 2020 as an account executive and business advisor.
He was an easy-going guy and always put others’ needs before his own. He loved sports, especially baseball, and coached little league for many years. Jamie was a die-hard Cubs fan and loved listening to the Cubs games on the radio. His favorite radio station was Sports Radio 1450. Jamie liked bowling, playing golf, fishing, and playing pool, as well. He especially enjoyed attending his son Austin’s concerts and attending sporting events with his son Ryan. He was also a proud supporter of the Auburn High School Band program. Jamie loved spending time with friends and most importantly, was a great father and husband.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Midge, and grandparents, Frank and Betty Jacquet.
Jamie is survived by his wife of 30 years (together for 38 years), Diane of Auburn; sons, Austin of Auburn and Ryan of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and many close friends.
Memorial gathering: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Butler Funeral Home – Chatham, 8855 State Rte. 4, Chatham.
Memorial ceremony: 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Butler Funeral Home – Chatham, with Reverend James Palakudy S.A.C. officiating.
The family requests that friends and family dress casually for Jamie’s ceremonies. Please feel free to wear your favorite Cubs or Illini shirt.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 955423, St. Louis, MO 63195 or Lincoln Land Community College Foundation, 5250 Shepherd Rd., Springfield, IL 62794.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.