James Edward Brant, 53, of Windsor died at 3:00 p.m. Thursday (April 9, 2015) at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Windsor Christian Church with Pastor Jeff Brookins officiating. Arrangements are by Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor.

Jim was born July 5, 1961 in Shelbyville the son of Eugene and Lois Fern (Phillips) Brant. He married Denise Pietras July 1, 2001 in Neoga.

Jim attended the Windsor Christian Church and was formerly employed at International Paper in Shelbyville. He enjoyed woodworking, yard work, computers and just tinkering around the house. He was an avid Cub, Bears and Illini fan.

Surviving are his wife, Denise, children, Richard Simons of Belleville, Melissa Simons of San Diego, CA and Cassandra Smith (Patrick) of Windsor; grandchildren, Autumn Simons and Jeremiah Simons; brother, Bill Brant of Effingham; sister, Cathy West of Paris.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Windsor Christian Church family, Dr. Saba and the Effingham Crossroads Cancer Center for their kindness and care during Jimís illness.