James F. Cleaver, Sr., 69, of Riverton, died Monday, February 3, 2020 at his home. 

He was born July 3, 1950, in Springfield, the son of Jess and Louise (Cole) Cleaver. He married Sally L. Baugher in 1982.

Surviving are his wife, Sally; one daughter, Angela Anderson of Chatham; two sons, James (Julia) Cleaver, Jr. of Mechanicsburg and Jason (Tammy) Cleaver of Litchfield; three grandchildren; one sister, Nancy (Jerry) Clooten of Bismarck, N.D.; and one brother, Bob (Cindy) Cleaver of Springfield.

James honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 33 years of service. 

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to time of funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 7 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.  Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU or the DAV.