James R. “Cec” Tomes


CLINTON — James R. “Cec” Tomes, 79, of Clinton, passed away at 1:39 p.m. on March 9, 2020, at Manor Court, Clinton.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on  Friday, March 13, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on  Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Cancer Care Center of Decatur.

Cec was born on August 27, 1940, in Clinton, the son of Cecil and Ruth (Janes) Tomes. He married Frances J. Followell on January 29, 1960, in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife, Frances J. Tomes, Clinton; children, Kathy (Francis) Jackson, Clinton; Diana (Roger) Sams, Bellevue, Neb., three grandsons, Kevin (Kristin) Jackson, Clinton; Timothy (Krista) Jackson, Clinton; Collin Sams, Madison, Wis., one great-grandson, four great- granddaughters, siblings, Mary (Howard) Watts, Brentwood, Tenn.; Barbara (Adrian) Bilyeu, Normal.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cec worked for Caterpillar, in Decatur, for 34 years. He was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge for 58 years and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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