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McCoy L. James

January 10, 1924 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 94)

McCoy L. James, 94, of Port Byron, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.  Anyone wishing to attend services should meet at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601-38th Ave., Moline, at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday morning for procession to the cemetery.  Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #246.  Memorials may be made to Wildwood Church.

McCoy was born on January 10, 1924, in Casa, Arkansas, the son of Jesse O. and Zetta I. (McCoy) James.  He married Betty A. Garner on June 25, 1949, in Moline.  She preceded him in death on September 29, 2010.

McCoy was a WWII Army veteran.  He had been employed as a production manager and general foreman at

J. I. Case, retiring on May 30, 1982, after 23 years.  He attended Wildwood Church and was a member of the East Moline American Legion Post 227 and a life member of the VFW, Moline.  McCoy was also a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite and Coordinate Bodies Valley of Moline.

Survivors include his children, Scott (Regina) James, Port Byron, Trent Stark James, Maud, OK; daughter-in-law, Mary Cannon James, Davenport, IA; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandson and 2 great granddaughters; sister, Joan Hartsock, Spencer, NE; sister-in-law, Donna James, Coal Valley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, son, Charles James, 2 brothers, Jesse O. James, Jr. and William D. James, and brother-in-law, Leonard Hartsock.

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