James L. Volner Sr.

James L. Volner Sr.

January 17, 1939 - September 24, 2021

James Leroy Volner Sr., 82, of Hillsboro passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

James was born on January 17, 1939, in Black, Missouri, the son of James Ralph & Beulah M. (Prater) Volner. He served his country in Korea, in the United States Army First Cavalry. James was united in marriage to Kathleen L. Johnson on June 21, 1992, at their home in Hillsboro. He owned and operated a TV and appliance store and office supply business, and later went to work for Alaniz and Sons of Mt. Pleasant where he was a mechanic. James enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, of Hillsboro, his children, Kevin (Michelle) Volner of Waterloo, Illinois, Leisa (William) Skiles of Memphis, Tennessee, his step children, Mike (Chris) Smith of Mediapolis, Iowa, and Tom (Kelley) Smith of Bettendorf, Iowa, his grandchildren, Brock, Brian, Samantha, Dillon, Clayton, Zach, Amber, Ashley, Andy, Cheyenne, Alyssa, Levi, Mike, Stacia, Madison, Bryant, and Bryce, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, along with his brother, Gurvis (Peggy) Volner of Salem, Iowa and his sister, Linda (Carl) Laufer of Red Bud, Illinois.

James was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Keith Volner and James “Jamie” Volner Jr., one stepson, Ron Smith, two brothers, Jesse Volner and Bobby Volner, and a sister, Nora Spears.

According to his wishes cremation has been entrusted to the care of Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant. No services will be held.

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