James Mease, 72, of Arnold, MO, born Wednesday, February 11, 1948, in East Chicago, IN, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 at his residence in Arnold, MO.
Jim worked as a Manager for AT&T. He was a natural athlete, in fact some would say he was the best 2nd baseman to ever play for Belleville West High School. He coached his kids and family in sports for many years. He was involved in Telephone Pioneers for several years, and president of a local St. Louis chapter. He was very involved in Gateway Cursillo, where he excelled as Rector. Jim loved playing trivia, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and was an avid sports fan who loved the Blues, Cardinals and the Fighting Illini.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: William J. and Adele G., nee Dauer, Mease
Surviving are his:
- Trish (Mark) Denton of Belleville, IL
- William J. (Sarah) Mease of Williamston, SC
- Devoted girlfriend: Frances Anderson
- Sister: Jean Schisler of St. Charles, MO
- Addison Denton
- Kathryn Denton
- Jameson Mease
- Liam Mease
- Millie Mease
- Dear nieces, nephews, and cousins
Memorials: In lieu of sending flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Cancer Research Institute.
Funeral: Private graveside services will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Thank you Billy. Your dad was one of my best friends in high school and we’ve stayed friends ever since. Hell be missed. Our sympathy to you and Trish and all that loved him. We’ll have you in our prayers. Sorry for Frances loss also– they had something special
To Frances and the Mease family. My condolences and prayers to you all. A classmate, friend and above all a great guy. God speed my friend.
I had the privilege of coaching baseball with Jim. Lot of fun coaching our sons, Billy and Chris Keys. We will keep him and your family in our prayers.
Sorry to hear of his passing and prayers for the family in this time sorrow.
I am truly sorry for your loss!! I have worked for Jim and with Jim , and he was a great man! He will be greatly missed!!
So sorry for this loss to the family, friends and Francis….RIP Jim…God has brought you home.
Trish and family!!!!
I am so sorry for your loss!!!!!!! Your family has a guardian angel now!!!!!
Stephanie Meek (prindable)
Prayers to all the family. Remember the fun times to keep his memory close.
Jim and I became friends in 8th grade at Emge school and throughout high school at BTHS class of 66. He was a super great person. Jim will be deeply missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Billy, Trish, Frances and Jean….know that our love and prayers are with all of you. Jimmy and I talked and joked off and on about there not being many cousins left….GOD bless all of you and to Jimmy, have a blessed journey home to our Lord .
Billy we love y’all and are with you in spirit. Loved and looked forward to seeing Big Jim.
So, so sorry to hear this, Bill and Trish. Many many memories of him. I am sure this is especially hard right now having to be so separated. God bless.
Heaven gained a great one! Sorry to hear Bill.
So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Jim has been a friend ever since Emge School. He was a excellent baseball player and an even better person. Will keep his entire family in our prayers.
My sympathy to Billy, Trish and family. I’ve known Jim since our days at Emge.
Jim was a wonderful person, good friend, great ball player. We had some great times running around, raising a little hell now and then. I will fondly remember those times.
My deepest sympathies to Frances, and Bill’s entire family.
Rest in peace Bill.
Rest In Peace my cousin.
I was honored to have him as my friend. My deepest condolences to his family and friends
I’m lost for words, what a great guy so much fun to be around. Loved working with him. Prayers to the family during this difficult time❤
Trish, Bill, and Frances please accept our deepest sympathies. Jim was a good friend and a special person. Our families had many great times together and we will cherish those forever. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Jim was a great guy!! My heart felt sympathy goes out to his family.
Jim was a great guy. I am deeply saddened by his passing! Prayers to his family.
Thank you for including me with update about Jim. To you and your family, please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your Dad. Jim & I go way back together (early 1970s) with Bell. He was a good employee and a good friend, we lived a couple miles away when he lived on Express Dr. I will maintain a lot of fond memories with him.
God speed Jim! My deepest sympathies to Frances, Trish and Bill.
I just saw this yesterday. Jim and I were not close friends however we were classmates and acquaintances. I will miss him. My condolences and prayers to the family. May he rest in peace.
Jim (a great guy) and my son (Dan Reilly, deceased ’15) were friends thru their Hooters & love of NASCAR connection. So many good memories during Sunday afternoon races. Our prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in peace! Mary Reilly
Prayers & Sympathy to all who loved Him.
Rest In Peace dear friend. I will cherish our friendship forever. ?
Our sympathy to the family. Our old friend is gone. Rest in peace.
Dale and I are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all your family during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace!
Played baseball and softball with Jim. You have my deepest sympathies.
Jim was my boss through the flood years. Oh, the adventures we had! I’ll miss him.