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James Dare Sr

August 14, 1927 — March 23, 2015

James Dare Sr


JAMES L. DARE, 86, of Charleston, IL passed way at 12:09 P.M. Monday, March 23, 2015.

Services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Danville National Cemetery in Danville, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

James was born on August 14, 1927 in Mattoon, IL. He was a son of Roy E. and LauraViola (O’Dell) Dare. He married Clara Elizabeth Cowger on January 30, 1947. She passed away on August 9, 2009.

James is survived by 9 children, Ted L. Dare and his wife Peggy of Clayton, ID, James L. Dare Jr. and his wife Chloeann of Mattoon, IL, Laura Weaver and her husband Robert of Holly Pond, AL, Cheryl Butler and her husband Steve of Waverly, IA, Donna Webb and her friend Robert Mudget of Arthur, IL, Roy E. Dare and his wife Linda of Charleston, IL, Peggy E. Skinlo and her husband William of Charleston, IL, Teresa Dundee and her husband Mike of Charleston, IL, and Julie Dare of Charleston, IL; 34 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ralph E. Dare and his wife Virginia of Hindsboro, IL, and Paul Dare and his wife Janet of Mattoon, IL and a half-brother, Mike Trail and his wife Donna of Neoga, IL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, Clara Elizabeth Dare and 2 brothers, Don and Richard Dare.

James was an Air Force Veteran WWII, having served in the 11th Photo Tech Unit.

He had been a member of the Charleston VFW, and the Eagle’s Club in Mattoon, IL.

James retired from Tub-Lok in Mattoon, IL in 1978. He also had worked part time at the Red Shed Bait Shop in Charleston, IL.

He enjoyed fishing, flea markets and spending time with his grandchildren.

James’ family would like to express their gratitude to Lincolnland Hospice and Hill Top Nursing Home.

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