Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home

2408 West Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL


James Thomas Violet

January 20, 1944November 27, 2019

Dr. James T. Violet, was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 20, 1944 and passed away on November 27th, 2019 in Peoria, Illinois. His parents were Howard Violet and Thelma Violet (Perry). He is survived by his wife, Darlene Violet (Pallman), son, Matthew Violet, daughter, Dr. Meredith Violet Lagouros, mother, Thelma Violet, Son-in- law, Dr. Evan Lagouros, two granddaughters, Violet and Ella Lagouros, brother, Bill Violet, sister-in-law, Patti Violet, and nieces Lori Violet, Angie Hohl, and Annie Barth. After growing up on his family’s farm, Jim attended and graduated from Bowling Green University. He then went on to medical school in Kansas City, Missouri. He decided to specialize in Orthopedics and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He practiced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Canton, Ohio for 37 years. He loved sports and played football in high school and college. During his years of medical practice he took care of many athletes of all ages. He especially liked taking care of high school athletes and was team physician for several teams. He loved covering high school football games as a physician on the sidelines. He loved his family, friends, his career, traveling, sports, and his favorite vacation spot was Disney World. He will be greatly missed by his family. Calling hours will be on Friday, December 6, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Church of the Lakes. Calling hour on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00am to 11:00am with the memorial service following at the Church of the lakes located at 5944 fulton Dr. NW, Canton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, suggested memorials are the Alzheimer’s Association, the Parkinson’s Association, Shared Blessings of Canton, Ohio at P.O. Box 35201, Canton, OH 44735, or Shared Blessings of Peoria, at P.O. Box 3215, Peoria, IL 61612, or the Women’s Board of Aultman Hospital’s Tribute Fund or Aultman Hospital.


  • Thomas Howard Violet, Father
  • Thelma Jean Perry Violet, Mother
  • Darlene L. Pallman Violet, Wife
  • Matthew Violet, Son
  • Meredith Lagouros, Daughter
  • James was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Howard Violet. He is survived by his wife, Darlene L. Pallman Violet, they were marriedon
    December 10, 1977 in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Parkinson's Association
  • Shared Blessings
  • Shared Blessings
  • Women's Board of Aultman
  • Aultman Hospital



  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 7, 2019


  • Cremation rites will be accorded


James Thomas Violet

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Brian Barkley

December 6, 2019

Doc, it was honor to have met you and had you in my life the last few yrs. Rest in Peace my friend.
Brian Barkley

Mary Ellen Wiant Jeffries

December 2, 2019

I am a classmate of Jim's from the Class of 1962 in Mechanicsburg. Being a small town I knew his family well. Jim was always a kind and friendly classmate.
Please let Bill and his mother know that they are in my prayers and am sending them my thoughts.

Molly Boron

December 1, 2019

Dr Violet performed emergency knee reconstruction on me in 1990. He knew that my college dream was to be a Navy pilot and attend the Naval Academy. After a year of rehab at his office, I was readmitted to USNA, played 4 years of collegiate volleyball and am still enjoying a Navy career. None of that would have been possible without Dr Violet's surgical skill and careful attention to my rehabilitation. I am forever grateful. My sincerest condolences on your loss.
Molly Boron CCHS '90 and USNA '95

Nancy Sperling

December 1, 2019


We are so saddened to hear of Jim’s death. We know he’d been sick for some time, but the finality of death always takes us by surprise. We remember you and Jim with such fondness thru many years together in Canton. Please know that you and the children are in our thoughts and prayers

Nancy and Fred Sperling

Donna Paola

November 30, 2019

Dave and I send our deepest sympathy to Darlene, Meredith and Matt. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers,

Laurie Kerry

November 28, 2019

I worked w Dr Violet at Doctors Hospital and affinity. What a great man and surgeon. My prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed God has chosen the best to be by his side. Now dr violet can be free and happy again. Another angel has risen. God bless you 🙏😇