James Allen Truell
James Allen Truell
  • July 19, 1954 - September 4, 2017
  • Caseyville, Illinois

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James Allen Truell, 63, of Caseyville, Illinois, born July 19, 1954 in St. Louis, MO, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois.

Jim enjoyed fishing and passed his passion onto his daughters and family. He loved music and played in several country/rock bands. He could play just about any instrument by ear but focused on guitar, keyboard, and vocals. He was considered by family, as Mr. Fix-it and was the go to person to get any job done. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred J. and McNeva, nee Westerman, Truell; and a brother-in-law, Stevie Mason.

Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Barbara D. Mason, of Caseyville, Illinois; his daughters, Jamie L. (Greg) Boynton, of Troy, Illinois and Danielle (Mike Bell) James, of Eddyville, Kentucky; his three grandchildren, Hannah, Connor, and Richie; a sister, Terry Lemansky, of Caseyville, Illinois; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Special Olympics. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held privately and interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.