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James J. Wayne

July 18, 1985 - November 21, 2022

James J. Wayne, 37 of Springfield, died at 1:16 am, Monday, November 21, 2022 at his home. He was born July 18, 1985 in Springfield, to Rachael Sacco and Steven Smith.

Survivors include his fiancé, Stephanie White and her son, Logan; mother, Rachael (Phil) Ellenburg of Springfield; father, Steven (Cathleen) Smith of Springfield; siblings, Alex (Ashley Gustin) Kluge of Belleville, Summer (James) DeRosa of Springfield, Zak (Ellen Beckwith) Wayne of Springfield and Elizabeth (Brad) Ferill-Stone; grandmother, Linda Sacco of Gulf Shores, AL; two aunts, Chris (Brett) Jenkins and Jamie Sacco and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeramy M. Wayne; grandpa James Sacco and great grandparents, Edith and Virgil Neal.

James retired from the US Army as a Military Technician. He loved riding his Harley and bowling as a league member at King Pin. He was a member of Sangamon County Rescue Squad and VFW 10302.

Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Friday, December 2, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the VFW 10302 on Stockyard Road immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Street Veterans Renaissance.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022

Time: 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Street Veterans Renaissance.


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