James 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 Likeness, 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 www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Sandwich VFW and Legion

Jim will be greatly missed. He was always at our VFW and Auxiliary events, as well as other community events, video taping and photographing. He always took the time after to visit with everyone and was genuinely interested in whatever was happening. We need more of his kind in this world.


Rip Jim, Your love of photography was known by many.and will be missed. He will always remembered as Flash.

Bill Roberts

Jim was a true local treasure, and will truly be missed. R.I.P. Flash!

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