James “Jim” R. Work, Jr, age 76, of Biggsville, Illinois; passed away at 7:24 AM on Monday, September 26, 2022 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria, Illinois. He was born December 16, 1945 in Oakland, California, the son of James Richard and Wilma Elizabeth (Sterett) Work. Jim attended Biggsville Grade School.
After his family moved back to the Biggsville area, Jim enjoyed working on the family farm; mowing yards, bailing hay, gardening, doing chores on the farm, and helping people in Biggsville for many years, Jim worked at Warren Achievement Industries in Monmouth. He was a longtime member of the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church.
Jim is survived by his brother, David (Fran) Work of Gladstone, Illinois, two nephews; Eric (Katie) Work of Burlington, Iowa and Alex Work of Biggsville, Illinois, one great-niece, Audrey Work, one great-nephew, Cameron Work, and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A graveside service for Jim will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Biggsville Township Cemetery, Biggsville, Illinois. Friends may call all day on Thursday, the day prior to the service at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be left for the Building Fund of Warren Achievement Center, Rainbow Riders, or OSF Hospice.