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DECATUR - James A. 'Jim' Oldfield Sr., 65, of Decatur died 8:40 a.m. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in J.J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home Mr. Oldfield was born in Monticello on April 2, 1932, the son of H.S. Surviving are his wife; sons, James A. Oldfield Jr. and wife Deborah He was preceded in death by his parents. A tribute to Jim Oldfield By Richard Mayberry Mr. James (Jim) Oldfield passed away on Monday, August 18, 1997. Jim worked at Wagner Castings for 37 years before retiring in 1988. I will never forget the time I went into the foundry, right now, not Jim was promoted to General Foreman in June of 1973 on second shift I will always remember the time my young daughter wanted a horse. Of The best times for Jim were when he could sit in the yard swing in the Jim got to do a lot of the things he planned to do after retirement - In 1745 at 20 year of age, the profligate sailor, John Newton, left Following this dramatic experience, as only one who personally Following his conversion, he became a minister of the Word and But, if there is a New Year's thought for my Scotch-Irish friends in "John Newton, Clerk, Once a infidel and libertine, A servant of slaves Lyrics to Amazing Grace written by John Newton (1725-1807) Scottish Amazing grace, how sweet the sounds, that saved a wretch like me, I 'T was grace that taught my heart to fear And grace my fears relieved I put the 'Amazing Grace' information here because at the grave site. James
was born at Monticello, Piatt Co., Illinois
, on 2 April 1932. He was the son of Harrison "Bud" Sherman Oldfield
and Virena Daisy Moffett
. James died on 18 August 1997 at home, Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois
, at age 65. His body was interred on 21 August 1997 at Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois
, at Mt. Gilead Cemetery.