Jim Pullen

September 19, 1937 — September 20, 2017

Jim Pullen

JIM PULLEN, 80, of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Mt. Zion, IL and Arcola, IL passed away at 12:25 A.M. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St, in Arcola, IL.  Pastor Brent Budd will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Jim was born on September 19, 1937 in Tuscola, IL.  He was a son of Vernon and Romalee (Adams) Pullen.  He married Denise Suzanne Hinck on April 12, 1980 in Decatur, IL.

He is survived by his wife, Denise; five sons, Jeff Pullen of Rio Rancho, NM, Rick Pullen and his wife Audra of Arthur, IL, Jason Pullen and his wife Danielle of South Korea, Scott Pullen and his wife Ashley of Mt. Zion, IL and Josh Pullen of Springfield, IL; 10 grandchildren, Carrie Von Lanken of Oakland, IL Heather Pullen of Humboldt, IL, Shane Pullen of Peoria, AZ, Justin Pullen of Arcola, IL, Barry Pullen and his wife Gwen of Mattoon, IL, Brad Pullen and his fiancé Michelle Petty of Sullivan, IL, Elizabeth Pullen and her boyfriend Brian Becker of Hindsboro, IL, and Chloe, Addison and Harper Pullen all of Mt. Zion, IL, and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Doug “Dog” Pullen and a brother, Joe Pullen.

Jim was a member of the Arcola First Christian Church.

Jim graduated from Arcola High School in 1955.  He had worked at USI in Tuscola, IL for 10 years before becoming a claims adjustor for Allstate Insurance Company; a position he retired from with 25 years of service.   After Jim retired he and his wife, Denise, owned and operated The Dog House in Arcola for 5 years.

Jim was an avid sports fan and supported his sons in whatever sport they participated in and was very active in the Mt. Zion Wrestling Club.  He was the first recipient of the Arcola Sports Booster’s Honorary “A”.   He liked to play golf, spoil his dogs and spend time with his family and friends especially his grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Arcola Football team or the Arcola First Christian Church.


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