Jimmy William “Diamond Jim” Brady, 72, of Bourbonnais, passed away Monday (Dec. 31, 2018) at his home.
He was born July 11, 1946, in LeHavre, France, the son of Howard and Myriam (Robinson) Brady.
Jimmy had been a union carpenter for more than 30 years at Terry Vaughn Construction Company. He was an avid Harley Davidson owner and rider. He enjoyed traveling and caring for his mother.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served from 1969 to 1971 during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Kankakee Detachment 1253, where he served as quartermaster, judge advocate and on the honor guard. He also was a member of the Marine Veterans Motorcycle Club, Ryan Beaupre Memorial Chapter, where he served as vice president.
Surviving are one son, Wesley Brady, of Kankakee; two grandchildren, Logan Brady and Brynna Brady; his mother, Myriam Brady, of Bourbonnais; and his life partner, Patti “Huggr” Johnson, of Beaverville.
Preceding him in death were his father; and one brother, Fred Brady.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, until the 1 p.m. military honors service at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. The procession will leave Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais at 10:30 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the Commissary Fund at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.
Please sign his online guestbook at clancygernon.com.