George William “Bill” James

George William “Bill” James, 86, of Clearwater, Fla. and formerly of Hoopeston, passed away on Oct. 20, 2019 peacefully at home after a long illness with his wife, Ann Myrece by his side.

In 1983, Bill met his future wife, Ann Myrece Schwartz, at a magic convention in Grand Rapids, Mich.

A Celebration of Life Gathering was conducted Oct. 24 at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater. A graveside service was conducted Oct. 28 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.