James E. Jiles

Posted 12/16/21

James E. Jiles

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James E. Jiles


CLINTON — James E. Jiles, 70, of Clinton, passed away 2:02 a.m. on December 16, 2021, at his family home in Clinton.

Services for James and his wife Robin will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. and Chaplain Ellen Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Decatur. Visitation will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

James was born on October 14, 1951, in Clinton, the son of Earl R. and Oleta (Henson) Jiles. He married Robin Lynne West on May 28, 1988, in Clinton.  She passed away on October 19, 2021.

Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Hopwood, sons, Travis W. Jiles, Jessie R. Jiles, and Michael R. (Chelsey) Jiles, grandchildren, Hayden Sheehan, Gaven, Reece, Joseph, Christian, Faith, Mckenzie, Kennedy, and Dean Jiles; and sister Barbara (Gene) Willoughby, Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Jiles, and sisters, Alice Bolin and Ruth Durbin.

James retired from Illinois Power (Ameren) in 2012 after 38 years of service.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com