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Jim Wilson

January 31, 1955 — May 29, 2023


Jim Wilson

Age 68 of Braceville, Illinois and formerly Frankfort, Illinois died at his home on May 29, 2023.

Born January 31, 1955 in Joliet, Illinois, James Warren is a son of Marlene (Mankowski) Smith of Frankfort and the late James Warren Wilson, Sr. He was raised in the Frankfort area and graduated from Lincolnway High School with the Class of 1973.

Jim worked as a carpenter and owned and operated his own construction business for numerous years. He was an excellent mechanic; loved racing and watching NASCAR, and took great pleasure in fishing and bowling.

Survivors include his mother, Marlene; two daughters: Jennifer (David) Greggain of Coal City and Katherine Winterrowd of Braceville; five grandchildren: Emma (Collin) Erickson, Evan Greggain, Brantley Smallwood, and Cheyenne and Rae Lynn Latham; one great grandchild expected; two brothers: Richard (Susan) Wilson of Oak Brook, Illinois and Thomas Wilson of Woodridge, Illinois; aunt, Diana (Frank) Jenkins of Morris, Illinois and Raymond (Joyce) Mankowski of Tinley Park, Illinois; one nephew, Kyle Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, James W. Wilson, Sr.; step-father, Dudley Smith, and one uncle, Gerald Mankowski.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family welcomes friends for a memorial visitation on Saturday, June 10, 2023 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Jim’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory (815-634-2125)

To send flowers to the family in memory of Jim Wilson, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation & Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 10, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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