James “Jim” Lee Ditch, 67 of Gillespie, died at his residence on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 12:10 p.m. He was born on October 14, 1955, in Saint Charles, MO to Rev. Raymond Ditch and Patsy Crews Ditch.
He married Gail Stoddard Ditch on March 20, 1986. She preceded him in death on July 25, 2005. He was a retired truck driver for Logistics Trucking Lines. James enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being a musician.
He is survived by his father, Ray Ditch of Middletown IL; son, Kyle Ditch (Chelsie Kelley) of Mount Olive; step-daughter, Jennifer (Mike) Zippay of Benld; step-grandchildren, Lucille Zippay and Grace Zippay; and siblings, Dan (Brenda) Ditch of Excello, MO, Dave Ditch of Mt Clare, Janet (Vic) Pierard of Rossville, GA, and Rae Jean (S.M.) Davis of Middletown, IL. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his mother and spouse.
Per Jim’s wishes, no public services will be held. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.