Frederick James “Jim: Cable, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 13, 2023 with his family by his side. Jim was born December 16, 1947, in Kewanee, IL to Stewart and Margaret Cable. He was raised in Galva by his parents, Stuart and Clara Cable, and Everette and Margaret Quinney. He attended Galva Schools and graduated from Galva High School in 1966 after which he was drafted into the United States Army. Before deployment to Vietnam, Jim received a medical discharge due to serious injuries relating to an automobile accident.
After his recovery, Jim went to work at the Allendale Coal Mine, followed by Ratiliff Brothers, Lindberg Oil Company, NASS truck Lines, and finally retiring from Standard Forwarding in 2010. Finding retirement not to his liking, Jim returned to driving for Winslow Trucking, Toulon, IL driving his beloved “old #7”. His deteriorating health finally forced Jim to retire in 2020.
Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathy, his children Julie (Tim) Hicks of Toulon, Todd (Amy) Hagerty of Dahinda, and Jimmy (Christy) Cable of Kewanee, seven grandchildren, Thorin Hicks, Metamora, Grace Hicks, Ames, IA, Allison Hagerty, Sioux Falls, SD, Matthew Hagerty, Dahinda, Ryan Hagerty, Dahinda, Alyssa Kiermaier-Cable, Kewanee, and Emma Cable, Kewanee. His is also survived by two sisters, Cindy Glaser, Galva and Sarah Greener, Peoria, AZ.
Jim was proceeded in death by his parents, Stuart and Clara Cable and Everett and Margaret Quinney, and a son, Willis Francis Cable, who died in infancy.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21st at the Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Galva. Interment will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Kewanee. A motorcycle procession will accompany him to the cemetery and Military Rites will be given. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities or the Kewanee Humane Society.
The family requests in honor of Jim and his love for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, please feel free to wear Harley tee’s and jeans in his memory.
Cable Jim Memorial Service.mp3