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James R. Giltner

February 2, 1930 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 90)


James R. Giltner, age 90 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 12:33 am on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Baptist Health Paducah.

In compliance with health and safety directives, the services for James will be private. Burial will be in Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Glenn Coram officiating.

James was retired from the State of Illinois Department of Public Aid where he worked as a caseworker for 35 years. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher, was a founding member of the Massac County Youth Fair, and served in the United States Army, where he attained the rank of Corporal.

James is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Ramsey) Giltner; sons, Bruce Giltner and wife Alyce and Brian Giltner and wife Kim; grandchildren, Neal, Alysha, Zachary, and Madison Giltner; siblings, George A. Giltner, Charles Ray Giltner, Wilfred Giltner, Louis Leon Giltner, Preston Werner Giltner, Lillian Martha Bishop, and Helen Victoria Kaylor; several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents, George S. and Elizabeth (Roberts) Giltner, grandchildren, Robert and Noah; brother, Raymond Earl Giltner.

Memorials may be made in James’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research-Donation Processing
PO Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014

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