James "Jim" A Jeter

September 16, 1977 ~ July 24, 2022 (age 44)


James ‘Jim’ A. Jeter –


Jim Jeter, affectionately known as ‘Bonez’ passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 44.


Jim was born Friday, September 16, 1977 in Dixon, IL to Dave and Evie Baker.  He was a welder by trade, employed at Hennig, Inc.  A lifelong resident of Oregon, IL, graduating from Oregon High School, class of 1996.


Jim was an avid Buffalo Bills fan!  He enjoyed grilling and smoking all kinds of meats.  He loved fishing and boating on the Rock River with family, friends and his dad, Dave.  Jim also enjoyed bow hunting, snowmobiling and playing Poker.  He collected many trinkets, mainly M&M’s, Wizard of Oz and Marvel.  Jim enjoyed the company of others and will be remembered by many for his sarcasm and his distinguished laugh.


Jim is survived by his parents; his children, Katelin Wright-Jeter; Dillon (Chelsy) Jeter; Adrianna (Cody) Jeter, their mother and former wife, Sara Wright; and Izzy Jeter and her mother Sarah Pax Thorell.  A PROUD Papa to Kyrah, Remrey and Koa.  He is also survived by his siblings, Dawn (Nick) Russi; Rick (Julie) Jeter and Viv Baker.  Special cousin and “brother” Brian Black; and significant-other Deb (her son Kadin) Paske.


He was preceded in death by his infant son, Michael; Grandpa and Grandma Bond; Aunt Fran Shields; and Great Friend: Gary Black.


The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Oregon Ambulance personnel and the staff at Javon Bea Hospital.


Services will be held at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, IL with Pastor Douglas Cowan officiating.  Visitation will be held on Sunday July 31, 2022 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.  in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. Funeral services will be held on Monday August 1, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.  Burial will be held in Daysville Cemetery, Oregon, IL.

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