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11/22/2017 11:33:00 AM
James Everett Goffinet, Jr.
August 17, 1958 - November 18, 2017

James Everett Goffinet, Jr., 59, of Decatur, IL passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in his residence.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Jim’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Jim will be laid to rest in Hall Cemetery.

Jim was born on August 17, 1958 in Decatur, Ill., the son of James Everett Goffinet, Sr. and Virginia (Bridgeman) Goffinet. Jim proudly served in the United States Army from 1977-1981. After his discharge from the Army Jim drove a semi and worked on the family farm with his father. He later worked for Mueller Co. and Keen Transport. Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, riding his Harley, playing darts, throwing horseshoes, camping at the lake, watching NASCAR racing and playing with his dogs.  

Jim is survived by his mother: Virginia Goffinet of Blue Mound, Ill.; children: Timothy James (Michelle) Goffinet of St. Charles, Mo., Traci (Johnny) Taylor of Effingham, Ill. and Jennifer (Tim) Bickers of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters: Crystal Goffinet of Atlanta, Ill., Rose (Randy) Ingersoll of Mason City, Ill. and Linda (Bob) Trimble of Blue Mound, Ill.; grandchildren: David Goffinet, Andrew Goffinet, Joseph Goffinet, William Goffinet, Trenton Colwell, Josh Colwell, Brittney Taylor, Charisma Taylor, Katie Taylor, Christian Taylor, Josh Watson and Elena Bickers.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents: Les and Marie Bridgeman, J. Everett and Bernadine Goffinet.

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