PEORIA - Dr. James T. Violet was born in Columbus, Ohio, on January 20, 1944, and passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Peoria, Illinois.
His parents were Howard Violet and Thelma Violet (Perry).
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Violet (Pallman); son, Matthew Violet; daughter, Dr. Meredith Violet Lagouros; mother, Thelma Violet; son-in-law, Dr. Evan Lagouros; two granddaughters, Violet and Ella Lagouros; brother, Bill Violet; sister-in-law, Patti Violet; and nieces, Lori Violet, Angie Hohl and Annie Barth.
After growing up on his family’s farm, Jim attended and graduated from Bowling Green University. He then went on to medical school in Kansas City, Missouri. He decided to specialize in Orthopedics and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He practiced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Canton, Ohio, for 37 years. He loved sports and played football in high school and college. During his years of medical practice, he took care of many athletes of all ages. He especially liked taking care of high school athletes and was team physician for several teams. He loved covering high school football games as a physician on the sidelines.
He loved his family, friends, his career, traveling and sports and his favorite vacation spot was Disney World. He will be greatly missed by his family.
In lieu of flowers, suggested memorials are the Alzheimer’s Association; the Parkinson’s Association; Shared Blessings of Canton, Ohio, at P.O. Box 35201, Canton, OH 44735; Shared Blessings of Peoria, at P.O. Box 3215, Peoria, IL 61612; the Women’s Board of Aultman Hospital’s Tribute Fund; or Aultman Hospital. Condolences may be left at www.woolsey-wilton.com.