James was born on July 19, 1944 and passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017.
James was a resident of Elkhart, Indiana at the time of his passing.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School Columbia City in May of 1962.
He joined the Navy on June 20 1962 and served on the USS Diachenko APD 123 during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged Nov. 17 1966.
He was married to Nancy.
Visitation5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fri. Jan. 13 201710:00 AM to 11:00 AM Sat. Jan. 14 2017Location: Billings Funeral Home Celebration of Life Service11:00 AM Sat. Jan. 14 2017Location: Billings Funeral Home The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday Jan. 13 at Billings Funeral Home 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 14 at Billings Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour prior. Celebrant Susan Riecke will officiate. Interment will follow in Prairie Street Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Elkhart County or the charity of the donorâs choice in memory of Jim.