From Lake Forest High School
A celebration of Jim Gantt’s life will be held at Wenban Funeral Home on Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wenban is located at 320 Vine Ave, Lake Forest, IL. At 11:30 a.m., friends and family will have an opportunity to share remembrances. All are welcome in celebrating Jim’s life and legacy.
Jim’s family has made arrangements for visitation and funeral services in his home town of LaGrange, Missouri on Monday. Information about the visitation and services can be found below. Please note, if you’d like to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family you can use this link or the links below: http://www.davis-fh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2695622&fh_id=11130
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The following is his obituary:
Dr. L. James Gantt (December 2, 1950 – September 17, 2014)
Dr. L. James Gantt, age 63, of Lake Bluff , IL died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at his residence in Lake Bluff. He was born December 2, 1950 in Quincy, IL a son of Lloyd James and Phyllis Ellen Davis Gantt.
Jim was a member of Green Chapel Baptist Church in La Grange. He was a 1968 graduate of La Grange High School and graduated from N.M.S.U. in Kirksville with his bachelors and masters degrees and from Stanford University with his Ph.D. Jim taught school at Boys Town in Omaha, NE, North Hollywood, CA, Wading Rivers Elementary at Shoreham, N.Y. and at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, IL. He loved to run, bike, play tennis, read and be with his students.
Survivors include one sister, Lisa Gantt of La Grange; two brothers, Michael (Sheila) Gantt of Iowa City, IA and Jeffrey (Cindy) Gantt of Cedar Rapids, IA; three aunts, Edna Williams of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Edith Henderson of Rome, N.Y. and Doris Thompson of Kansas City, MO and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Green Chapel Baptist Church in La Grange with Rev. John H. Mims officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, La Grange, MO. Visitation will be held Monday, September 22, 2014 from 4 until 7 p.m. with family meeting friends from 5 until 7 p.m.at the Davis Funeral Home in La Grange.
The family suggests memorials be made to Lake Forest High School, Green Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Kidney Foundation.
Pallbearers: Claude Humphrey, Shorty Lewis, Paul Lewis, Donald Weathers, Darwin Henderson and Billy Gantt
Music: Pam Mims