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James Kingsley Sr.

Kingsley Sr.

January 9, 1942
February 1, 2019

Visitation 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - Day Macz Funer Home, Sandoval
Funeral 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - Day Macz Funeral, Sandoval

James Edward Kingsley Sr., 77, of Sandoval passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 surrounded by the loving care of his family. He was born on January 9, 1942 the son of William and Dorothy (Moore) Kingsley in Morrisonville, IL. He married the love of his life and best friend, Janet Lyons on December 30, 1960 in Mt. Vernon.

James was a protective and loving family man, survivors include his devoted wife, Janet Kingsley of Sandoval; 4 beloved children, John Kingsley and wife Diane of Crestview, FL, James Edward Kingsley Jr. of Centralia, Judy Daniels and husband Mark of Patoka, and Jeff Kingsley and wife Erin of Salem; 4 precious grandchildren, Ben Kingsley of San Antonio, TX, Frank Davis IV and special friend Camille of Nashville, IL, James Edward Kingsley III of Belleville, IL, Kyle Kingsley of OR; 2 step-grandchildren, Sheyne Wiggins of Denver, CO, and Jocilin Pierce and husband Ryan of Irvington, IL; 3 great-grandchildren, Malachi Davis, Adison Kingsley, and Levi Kingsley; 5 step-great-grandchildren, Sara Powers, Katherine Powers, Evan Wiggins, Brock King, and Cabrian King; sisters, Barbara Tate of TX, Jane Spencer of Centralia; sisters-in-law, Priscilla Kingsley of Kell, Kathy Shaw of Mt. Vernon, Judy Evans and husband Ron of Centralia, Margaret Watts of Salem, Aleta Meeks of Clinton, Iowa; many nieces and nephews and great- nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Kingsley was preceded in death by both his parents; sisters, Billie Farthing, Bonnie Baldridge; half-sister, Jackie Burns; brothers, Bert Kingsley, and David Kingsley; granddaughter, Jessica Davis; step-granddaughter, Laura Powers.

James supported his family as an engineer and machinist/tool and die maker. He was able to live out every little boy’s dream by being involved in every Apollo Project. James was recognized as being one of the top five in the country at one time in his career. He will be remembered as a car and music enthusiast, sharing his love of both with his family. James was a wonderful example to each member of his family, setting a high standard for life. He was an amazing Grandpa and will be remembered as the person that brought all the family together.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with John Willis officiating. Interment will be in Deadmond Cemetery. A visitation time will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home in Sandoval. Memorials may be made in James’ honor to Deadmond Cemetery or SSM St. Mary’s Hospice Care. Online condolences and memories of James may be shared with the family at and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.