James McCraw


Share
Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 7:30 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
James "Jim" B. McCraw, 72, of Colona, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schroder Mortuary, Colona. Burial is at Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
He was born on May 10, 1940, in Sulligent, Ala., to Bryce and Margie Kitchens McCraw. He married Lonna Timbrook on June 14, 1968, in Rock Island County.
Jim worked as a member of Teamsters and worked as a truck driver for 23 years at Churchill Truck Lines and later at CF, retiring in 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Lonna; children, Vicki (Gerald) West, Louise Schaver, Christol Vance, Jim Ringer; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Wayne McCraw, Coal Valley, Sue Bohannon, Alabama, Norma (Leroy) Boone, Alabama; and sisters-in-law, Elaine (Jerry) Franklin, Colona, and Wanda McCraw, Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and two brothers.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at schrodermortuary.com.














 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






(More History)