The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 11, 2012

James R. Tahon


GEORGETOWN — James R. Tahon, 66, of Georgetown, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home.

He was born June 23, 1946, in Danville, the son of Marcel and Naomi (Mariage) Tahon, both deceased.

He was united in marriage to DeAlice Scott in September 1968 in Danville until her passing.

He is survived by his son, Matthew Scott Tahon of Linton, Ind.; his granddaughter, Lacie Martin of Georgetown; his great-granddaughter, Lettie Martin of Georgetown; and his sisters, Flora Brooks of Danville, and Marcella “Nan” A. (Robert) Coppel of Danville.

His brother, Marcel, preceded him in death.

Jim worked for General Motors for 34 years until his retirement. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing as well as hunting for mushrooms and arrowheads. He was a history buff and was very knowledgeable about the Civil War.

A celebration of Jim’s life will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, with Pastor James Blue officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to his service at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given in his name to Olivet Church of the Nazarene.

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