James R. “Jim” McMahan, 51, of Lovington, IL passed away at 7:26 P.M. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at his residence.
Graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 25, 2020 in the Arthur Cemetery. Rev. Larry Bricker will officiate. Committal Honors will be conducted by the Son’s of the American Legion Post 429 of Lovington, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Jim was born on September 18, 1969 in Decatur, IL. He was a son of Richard Glen and Kathy Ann (Foster) McMahan. He married Noel Cohan and later married Patty Myers Crowe on February 10, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV. She survives.
Other survivors include his parents, Richard and Kathy McMahan of Lovington, IL; 1 son Tyler McMahan and his wife Hannah of Sullivan, IL, Tyler's mom, Noel Cohan and her husband Joe of Bethany, IL, 3 step children Angie Wingler and her husband Tyson of Arthur, IL, Chris Crowe of Atwood, IL and Chad Crowe of Mattoon, IL; 2 sisters Katie Stanley of Lovington, IL and Christa Helmuth and her husband Glenn of Sullivan, IL; maternal grandmother Alice StJohn of Sullivan; mother in-law Delores “Red” Myers of Atwood; 3 step grandchildren Matthew Kidwell, Drew Wingler, and Tyra “Tybo” Wingler; 1 niece Alexia Stanley; 4 nephews Clayton and Colin Stanley and Justin and Brent Helmuth.
Jim was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather James Foster; paternal grandparents William and Olive McMahan and his father in-law Walter Eugene Myers.
Jim graduated from Lovington High School in 1987. He was a member of the Son’s of the American Legion in Lovington, IL and Sparrows Unlimited of Lovington for almost 19 years.
He had worked at Firestone in Decatur prior to working at CHI for several years
Jim enjoyed cooking on the Traeger Grill as well as playing golf with friends at Timberlake Golf Course.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sparrows Unlimited of Lovington or the Son’s of the American Legion.