James A. Dowling
James A. Dowling, 87 SELMA - James A. Dowling, 87, of Selma, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Muncie on October 28, 1929 to the late Rev. Harry and Effie (Jearles) Dowling. Jim was a graduate of Muncie Central High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a salesman for many years with numerous companies. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Catherine (Langley) Dowling; son, Brad (wife, Brenda) Kirkaldy, Muncie; daughter, Diedra Mertz, California; step-daughter, Judy K. Peters Thompson, Noblesville; step-son, John M. (wife, Lynnette) Peters, Englewood, FL; one grandchild; five step-grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. Private graveside services and entombment will take place at Elm Ridge Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Sproles Family Funeral Home, New Castle. The Sproles Family and Staff are honored to serve the family of James A. Dowling.
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