Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL


James Farless

April 24, 1938September 5, 2019

James E. Farless, 81, of Belleville, IL, passed away at home on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his residence. James was born on April 24, 1938 in Stewart, TN. He graduated from W.T. Thomas High School, class of 1956 in Cumberland City, TN. Before his retirement, he worked for Greyhound Lines as a mechanic for 53 years. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. James was preceded in death by his 1st wife; Jacqueline Farless; 2nd wife, Elsa Farless; parents. Lester E. and Ruby (Dix) Farless; brother, John Vernon Farless. Surviving is his companion Bernice Allen; sister-in-law, Joan Farless; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A special thank you to Charles & Harriett Miller, Steve & Angie Allen & Villa Hills Fire Department. A visitation will be held at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N. Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL, 62208 on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM. A funeral to celebrate James’s life will be at Lake View Funeral Home on Monday September 9, 2019 at 11 am.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 9, 2019


James Farless

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Ted and Betty Dorman

September 7, 2019

We send our deepest sympathy to the family of James E. Farless. Ted worked with James at Greyhound Bus downtown St.Louis for many years and became a true friend until his passing. We will miss his conversations over the last years because just hearing his voice and caring calls over the phone always put a smile on our faces and gave us a more positive outlook on our lives. Our prayers are with Jame's family always.