James Lee Erwin Jr., 63, of Port St Joe, FL, passed away ...

James Lee Erwin Jr., 63, of Port St Joe, FL, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. EST at his home surrounded by his family and close friends.   Jim had suffered a year long battle with cancer.

He was born February 10, 1949, in Salem, IL, son of James L Erwin, Sr. and LaJean (Erdman) Erwin.

He married Carol (Heiman) Erwin on December 11, 1991, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, LeeAnn Landmann and husband Roger of Highland, IL, Jennifer Sanders and husband Travis of Salem, IL; his stepsons, Greg Allen and wife Leigh of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Jon Allen and wife Jen of Pinckneyville, IL; two sisters, Ruth Showalter and husband Greg and Jill Leake and husband Tim all of DuQuoin, IL; nine grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and Maggie his dog.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Jimmy served in the Navy.  He was a retired tree trimmer with Asplund.  He was a past Exalted Ruler of the Elks #884.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral arrangements pending at Searby Funeral Home, Du  Quoin, IL.

In lieu of flower, please make memorials to the American Cancer Society OR MS Society.