James M. "Waterhead" Minor
Jerseyville | Sunday, January 3 2010
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. James was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of Ducks Unlimited. On June 27, 1998 in Alton, he married the former Cynthia Waggoner. She survives.
Also surviving are 2 daughters; Jamie Brown and her husband David of Mt. Olive, Chelsea Minor of Jerseyville, a son, Joseph Minor and his wife Lindsay of Mt. Olive, seven grandchildren; Brandon, Dylan, Justin, Katlynn, Jeffrey, Shannon, and Isaac, two great grandchildren, three brothers; Harry Minor and his wife Debbie of Meadowbrook, Paul "Dinky" Minor and his wife Rita of Brighton, Steve Minor and his wife Linda of Dow, two sisters; Dora Jean "Dodie" Funk and her husband Lonnie of Brighton, and Dottie Flannery and her husband Rick of Brighton, a sister-in-law, Jackie Minor of Alton, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Leroy Minor, and a nephew, Ricky "Doo" Minor. Those of us left behind celebrate his life, knowing that he was a devoted family man, proud "Brother" and loyal friend, and will be sadly missed by many.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday. Reverend Ed Haun will officiate. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.
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