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James "PeeWee" Towns

November 24, 1947 May 26, 2016
James "PeeWee" Towns
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Obituary for James "PeeWee" Towns
James William “Peewee” Towns, age 68, of Golconda, IL passed away May 26, 2016 at home.
He was born November 24, 1947 to James and Helen (Mayr) Towns in Rosiclare, IL. He began working for Caterpillar in Aurora, IL then returned to Pope County to work on a pipeline. Later, Peewee joined the International Union of Operating Engineers 318 and worked for Barter Construction, Richerson Excavating, and E.T. Simmons. He was president of War Bluff Trail Riders for many years. He had a lifelong passion of horses.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffery (Karen) Towns of Golconda, IL, Matthew James Towns of Golconda, IL; four grandchildren, Jerad Towns, Jacob Towns, Helen Towns, Trey Teitloff; five siblings, Bob (Bertha) Towns of Golconda, IL, Linda (Bill) Vaughn of LaBelle, FL, John (Debbie) Towns of Golconda, IL, Ralph Towns of Golconda, IL, Nancy (Vic) Maue of Lehigh, FL; several nieces and nephews.
Per his wishes he will be cremated with no public service.
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