Marion- James A. “Catfish” Choate, 71, of Marion, passed away at 6:10 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2016 at his home.
James was born on February 23, 1945 in Tunnel Hill to Levi and Marie (Boner) Choate.
He formerly worked at Sambo’s Truck stop in Marion.
He was a member of Scottsboro Church of God. Catfish enjoyed sitting on his porch or in his car people watching or riding his bike around town.
Son- Jeff Choate of West Frankfort
Granddaughter- Cristy Choate of Pinckneyville
2 great grandchildren
Sister- Barbara Boles of Marion
Sister- Ruby Tatum of Louisiana
Brother- John Choate and wife Darlene of Marion
Brother- Allen Choate and wife Kim of Creal Springs
Sister- Shirley Rose Green of Creal Springs
Numerous nieces and nephews
Close friend- Nettie of Marion
He was preceded in death by his parents and 14 brothers and sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Marion Full Gospel Tabernacle Church/ 301 West DeYoung/ Marion, IL 62959. Pastor John Burnett will officiate. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Mt. Pleasant Poordo Cemetery. Memorial arrangements were made at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.
For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.