Alan James 59 of Mattoon, IL, passed away on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 in his home in Mattoon, IL.

Alan was born Mar. 25, 1954 in Merced, Calif. the son of Irving Carter and Delores Ruszala James.

Formerly, Alan was employed by the General Electric Company in Chicago Heights, IL and World Color Press Company in Effingham, IL.

Surviving are his son John ( Jessica) James of Effingham; daughter Sarah (Ricky) Stineof Effingham; mother Dolores James of Effingham, IL grandson: Jaxon Evan James; brothers and sisters: Roxane Haviland of Phoenix, AZ, Richard James of Effingham, Eric (Barbara)James of Mattoon andLinda (Jay) Kilian of Crystal Lake, IL; nieces Andrea (Jay) Haviland , Kaity Haviland andSami Lekberg all of Phoenix, AZ; nephews: Luis Tarango of Mattoon, IL, Wade Kilian and Trent Kilian both of Crystal Lake, IL and many cousins and friends.

Alan was loving to his family and friends.He enjoyed football, old rock and roll and 1968 Chevy Camaros.He will be loved and remembered always, and God will keep him in his care.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday Nov. 25, 2013 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City, IL.Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.Burial will be in Beecher City Cemetery in Beecher City, IL.

Memorials may be to a fund for Alanís children.Online condolences may be directed to the Family at lockartgreenfuneralhome.com