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James Lyle "Flash" Likeness

July 29, 1939 November 21, 2019
James Lyle "Flash" Likeness
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Obituary for James Lyle "Flash" Likeness

James Lyle “Flash” Likeness 80, of Plano passed Thursday night, November 21, 2019 at the Valley West Hospital.

Jim was born July 29, 1939 in Aurora to Lyle “Dutch” & Irma (Foss) Likeness. Following high school Jim enlisted in the US Army from 1957 – 1959 and served as a photo laboratory processing and developing specialist. He had been an auto parts deliverer but was well known in the community for his photography & videography. Jim loved what he did, he made memories for lots of people with his photos & videos he took. He was a member of the Plano American Legion Post #395.

He did so many great videos and pictures through the years for so many organizations! But his videos and photography will stay with us! He will be so missed! RIP Jim Likeness……

Jim is survived by a niece, Theresa Rogers of Sheridan; a nephew Scott Likeness of Sheridan; three great nephews, Greg Rogers, Scotty and Austin Likeness; three great nieces, Ashley Rogers, Haley Rogers, Taylor Likeness; one great-great niece Aria Pedelty; close friends, Ed & Carol Sleezer, Bill & Deb Roberts, Stewart, Collette, Lee, Candy and many more friends and many cousins.

A graveside service with military veterans’ honors conducted by the Plano American Legion Post #395 will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7th at the Millington-Newark Cemetery. Following the cemetery people are invited to the Plano American Legion Post for further celebration of his life.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Arrangements and cremation services have been entrusted to the Gable-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. in Newark, phone 815-695-5131. Please visit

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Graveside Service




11:00 AM 12/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Millington-Newark Cemetery Chapel

Millington Rd
Millington, IL 60537

Millington-Newark Cemetery Chapel
Millington Rd Millington 60537 IL
United States

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Millington-Newark Cemetery Final Resting Place

Johnson St.
Newark, IL 60541

Johnson St. Newark 60541 IL
United States

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