James Michael Eddings
September 5, 1946 – May 1, 2018
James Michael “Mike” Eddings, 71, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday (May 1, 2018) at Heritage Health, Normal. Services will be at Calvary United Methodist Church, Normal, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and celebration of life at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a luncheon. Mike was born Sept. 5 1946, in Urbana, to Arnold and Wilma Eddings. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1964. He attended Illinois State University. He enlisted during the Vietnam War, serving in the Army as a drill sergeant. He married Janice Dickson in 1973. He worked at Century 21 Realty and as a mortgage banker at Revere Mortgage. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Arnold, and younger brother, Phillip. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Eddings; sister, Sandra Dralle; niece, Katie; son, Joshua; daughter-in-law, Laura Tenney Eddings; partner, Ann Bailen, and her children, Jeff and Emily. Mike was a high school state wrestling qualifier and football lineman in high school and college. He was a camp counselor, lifeguard and in scouting for many years and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow. Mike was an avid reader, enjoying history and politics. He enjoyed shooting sports and was a proud member of the NRA. One of his greatest joys was coaching his son in football, wrestling and soccer. He is well remembered by those he coached and knew.
- Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, May 12, 2018