Frederick James “Jim” Bean, 85, of Danville, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Accolade Health of Danville. He was born February 17, 1936 in West Frankfort, IL the son of Elmer David and Ida Madeline (Hembrey) Bean. He married Myrna Arlene Tomlinson September 5, 1954 in Danville. She preceded him in death March 2, 2008. He is survived by a son Scott Bean of Danville, two sisters, Trixie Myers of Fithian, and Georgia (Charlie) Strange of Danville, several nieces and nephews and his special friend and companion, Carolyn Nightlinger. Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Bean and Elmer Paul “Buddy” Bean
Jim was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He worked at Danville Metal Stamping for over fifty years. He attended Lone Oak Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing cards.
A celebration of life will be at noon, Thursday, May 13, at Muncie Baptist Church with Pastor Charlie Strange officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 13, until noon at the church. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Rortvedt Funeral Services in Tilton is assisting the family.
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