September 13, 1964 - June 5, 2021
James Harold “Jimmy” Polson, 56, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:45 A.M. Saturday June 5, 2021, at his home. He was born September 13, 1964, in Hoopeston, the son of Ollie Aaron Polson Jr. and Mary Anna (Gilpin) Moss. He married Mary Jo Rush on May 23, 1997, in Hoopeston. She survives in Hoopeston. He is also survived by one daughter, Ashley Polson of Ellenwood, GA; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Polson of Hoopeston, IL and Vicki (Steve) Whiteman of Stafford, VA; three grandchildren, Khloe, Scotty, and Nathaniel; six nieces and nephews, Mark (Tara) Polson, Michelle (Jeff) Compton, Lea Renee (Tim) Glass, Matt (Brandi) Carl, Jessica (Raymond) McConnell, and Matt Whiteman; several great-nieces and nephews; several great-great-nieces and nephews; adopted son, Kevin (Angie) Strawser; and adopted daughter, Kym (Tom) Faulkner. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Terry Polson; adopted grandson, Alex Faulkner and two very special friends, Matt Coons and Marti Kaeb. Jimmy was a truck driver for Sygma and later drove for Expedited Freight. He was Southern Baptist but most recently attended The Vineyard Church in Danville. He was a member of the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709 and the Historical Society of Hoopeston. Jimmy was also a member of the Hoopeston Jaycees where he was very active, serving as past president, festival chairman, Illinois Jaycees past Region Director, membership VP team member, and was a JCI Senator #66154. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Friday June 25, 2021, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The memorial service will begin at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home with Larry Baughn officiating. Masonic rites will be held by the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709 prior to the memorial service. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice, Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709, or H.A.R.T.
James Harold “Jimmy” Polson, 56, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:45 A.M. Saturday June 5, 2021, at his home. He was born September 13, 1964, in Hoopeston, the son of Ollie Aaron Polson Jr. and Mary Anna (Gilpin) Moss. He married... View Obituary & Service Information
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