James Marlowe II


WYANET — James Lee Marlowe II, 59, of Wyanet died at 9:41 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at University of Chicago Medicine after receiving great care after a heart transplant.

Jim was born Sept. 1, 1957, in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., the son of James Lee and Glenice (McGuire) Marlowe. He married Linda Drake on Oct. 1, 1978, in the Wyanet Bible Church. She survives.

Jim’s father was in the U.S. Army and they moved often, mostly residing in Missouri and Illinois. He graduated from Tombstone High School in Arizona with the Class of 1975. He received his associates degree in computer science. He was employed at Jostens in Princeton for 20 years, United Steel Decking in Peru for 10 years and most recently at Thompson’s Electric, retiring in 2015.

He was a member of Bunker Hill Church of God in Buda. Jim was a dog lover, especially his great danes. He was an avid reader, enjoyed movies and spending time with his family.

Also surviving are thre sons, James Lee (Megan) Marlowe III of Bloomington, Joshua Adam Marlowe of Normal and Jeremy Tyler (fiance Susan) Marlowe of Mishawaka, Ind.; two grandchildren, Aiden James and Chloe Grace Marlowe, both of Bloomington; and one sister, Susan (Charles) Boudreaux of Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Bunker Hill Church of God in Buda with Pastor Stephen Myong and Pastor Fred Criminger officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at