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James "Chops" E. Waldrop

November 9, 1956 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

James "Chops" Waldrop Obituary

James “Chops” E. Waldrop, 66, of Savoy passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at the Tuscola Rehab and Health Care Center in Tuscola, IL.

Chops was born to Gene and Edna (Stoerger) Waldrop on November 9, 1956 in Tuscola, IL.  He married Linda (Sapp) Johnson Waldrop on April 11, 1992 in Longview, IL; she preceded him in death on January 11, 1999.

Also preceding him in death was his father, Gene Waldrop.

He is survived by his mother, Edna Waldrop of Villa Grove; two siblings, Steven (Debra) Waldrop of Philo and Joyce (Greg) Ritter of Tuscola; and four nephews and one niece.

Chops graduated from Villa Grove High School in 1974.  He worked for HumKo, Rockwell Automation, Clifford-Jacobs Forging, and Flex-N-Gate throughout his life.  Chops loved music and enjoyed collecting and listening to records, cassettes, and CD’s.  He also really enjoyed riding his Harley.

A funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023 at the Joines Funeral Home in Villa Grove with Pastor Gary Roca officiating.  A visitation will be held an hour prior to the funeral (1pm – 2 pm) at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at the Fairland Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Transitions Hospice. 

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September 29, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Joines Funeral Home
1375 N St Rt 130
Villa Grove, IL 61956

Funeral Service
September 29, 2023

2:00 PM
Joines Funeral Home
1375 N St Rt 130
Villa Grove, IL 61956


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