James Scott Ferris 47 of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 8:36 AM Saturday Mar. 21, 2015 in Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday Mar. 26, 2015 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville

James was born January 23, 1969 in Ionia, MI the son of John and Madeline Horton Ferris.

He graduated from Ionia High School in Ionia, Michigan.He was a landscaper.

He married Lois Faye Mars on May 3, 2010 and she survives.Also surviving are children: Dylan James Zimmerman of Shelbyville, Amanda Rhoades of Michigan and Brittany (Scott) Wright in Texas; brothers and sisters: Audrey (Ernie) Miller of Greenville, MI, Sharon (Chuck) Monk of Ionia, MI, Terry(Laura) Ferris of Grand Rapids MI, Alonzo Ferris of Ionia, MI, John “Pete” (Lisa)Ferris of Ionia, MI, Tony (Eva) Ferris of Ionia, MI and Phil Leiter of Michigan; manynieces and nephews and dogs: Angel, Bo, Damien and Princess.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Sam.