James Kent Voots

Oct 09, 1953 - Jan 07, 2022

James Kent Voots

October 09, 1953 - January 07, 2022


James Kent "Jim" Voots, age 68, of Talulla, Illinois, passed away, after a long battle with ALS, at 8:39 am on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Jim was born on October 9, 1953 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Norman James and Helen Bernice (Williams) Voots. They preceded him in death.

Jim was an automobile transmission specialist at Precision Transmission in St. Louis, MO for many years. He shared this expertise, teaching others how to repair, rebuild and service transmissions. He had a passion for Harley Davidson Motorcycles, boating and working on old cars. Jim was a member of several bowling leagues and traveled to tournaments held in Cincinnati. Jim earned a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was of the Methodist faith.

Jim is survived by his four sisters: Linda (Kevin) McGee of Chatham, IL, Pam (Ray) Voots-Edwards of Springfield, IL, Kathy (Shane) Highberger of Ft. Morgan, CO, and Lisa (Raul) Villarreal of Surprise, AZ, several nieces and nephews: Shayna, Jayme, Heather, Justin, Abby, Nic, and Melina, his step nieces and nephews, and his longtime caregiver, Krista Boeker.

Visitation: 10:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home in Quincy.

Memorial Service: 11:00 am on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Inurnment: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALS Association (St. Louis Regional Chapter, 1950 Craig Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63146). Memorial donations may be made online at https://memorials.hansenspear.com/

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

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Quincy, IL 62301

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Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 11:00 am
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

1535 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301

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