James Edward Jefford
December 27, 1937 – June 1, 2019
James Edward Jefford, 81, of Englewood, Florida, formerly of Mapleton, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Englewood Community Hospital.
Born on December 27, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Dringenberg) Jefford, he had been a resident of Charlotte County, Florida for eighteen years coming from Mapleton. James was a semi-truck driver delivering jet fuel and gasoline for Rocket Motor Freight for most of his career. He loved boating, fishing and golfing.
He was a loving husband, caring father and enthusiastic grandfather
He is pre-deceased by his daughter: Teresa Dietrich in 2007.
Survivors include his loving wife of sixteen years: Pamela L. Jefford of Englewood, Florida; one daughter: Julie Turner of Omaha, Nebraska; one son: Patrick Jefford of Black Duck, Minnesota; six grandchildren and four great grand-children.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. Dr. Clayton Jefford will officiate. Burial will follow at Kingston Mines Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, June 7, 2019 at the funeral home.
- Ralph Jefford, Father (deceased)
- Elizabeth Dringenberg Jefford, Mother (deceased)
- Pamela L. Jefford, Wife of 16 years
- Teresa Dietrich, Daughter (deceased)
- Julie Turner, Daughter
- Patrick Jefford, Son
- ~ Six ~, Grandchildren
- ~ Four ~, Great-grandchildren
- James was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Teresa.
- Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019