James Darren Lenard, age 55, of Benton, passed away Monday, January 30, 2023, at his home in Benton.
His wishes are to be cremated. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date.
Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge of the cremation arrangements.
Jimmy was born on February 24, 1967, in Benton, Illinois; the son of Richard Michael Lenard and JoAnne (Hendrix) Lenard. He married the former Judy Abbott on May 12, 1984, and she survives.
He was a semi-truck driver with Maverick Transportation. Also, he formerly worked for the village of West City with their water and street department.
Jimmy enjoyed riding four wheelers and motorcycles with his three sons. He enjoyed operating a backhoe, boating and tubing, fly-fishing, camping. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving is his wife of 38 years, Judy Lenard of Benton; three sons: James Richard Lenard of Benton, Jessie Lee Lenard of Thompsonville, Joshua Darren Lenard of Benton; three grandchildren: Airyn Lenard, Tinslee Lenard and Tailynn Lenard; a brother Rick Lenard and wife Kelly of Benton; two sisters: Vicki Segatto and husband Victor of Bonnie, Kim Phelps of West City; several nieces and nephews; and all of Uncle James and Aunt Judy’s extended kids who were part of his family too.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father: JoAnne Drew and James A. Drew; his father Richard Michael Lenard; his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leffler Funeral Home, 401 East Main Street, Benton, Illinois 62812, to assist with the cremation expenses.
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