James C. Crary Sr., 78, passed away on January 10, 2022. James was born June 9, 1943 in Zion, IL to Cleon and Elizabeth Crary. He graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School with the class of 1961. He went on to serve in the United States Air Force. James married Barbara Haskins on August 28, 1965 in Phoenix, AZ. He was a member of Christ Community Church in Zion and worked as a Professional Airways Specialist for the FAA. James is survived by his daughter, Ruby (David) Glogovsky; son, James (Vivian) Crary Jr.; grandchildren, David Glogovsky Jr, Delia Glogovsky, Aubrey (Derek) Styles, Shea Crary, Erin (Logan) Bower, and James Hofeld; great-grandchildren, Callesta, Bradon, Javon, Kavina Styles, and Finn Bower; sister, Jeanie (Jimmy) Belue, Kathy (Bob) Burt, and Barb (Tom) Deming. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Crary; parents; and a granddaughter, Megan Noel Glogovsky. A memorial service for James will be held at a later date.