James D. Slemp

Published 8:47 am Monday, December 1, 2014

James D. Slemp, “Jim” “JD,” 78, passed away peacefully into his Savior’s hands with his family by his side, Monday, November 24, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma (nee Albright) Slemp; his cherished son and daughter, Michael Slemp and Christine (David) Lucky; his grandson and best buddy, Jake “Sonny Boy” Lucky; a sister, Virginia (Robert) Agnew; and a step-sister, Peach (Homer) Shell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Slemp, and mother, Nora (nee Oliver) Wilkerson; his step-father, Carlos Wilkerson; and step-mother, Evadna Slemp.
Mr. Slemp was a member of the Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene. He was retired from Caterpillar. He enjoyed golfing with his buddy, Bob Rector, and was often seen with “front row season tickets” to all of his grandson’s sporting events. Both he and his wife, Thelma, enjoyed traveling and many other activities with their dear friends, Nora and Doug-deceased, Rose “Jean” and Bob, and Doris.
Mr. Slemp will be lying in state at the Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene on Monday, December 1, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation is Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.
Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, Joliet, Ill., is in charge.