Jesse D. James, 88, of North Vernon, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Hickory Creek Healthcare in Greensburg.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service. The Rev. Butch Wooddell will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Born February 26, 1929, in Ripley County, Jesse was the son of the late Attilla and Goldie Reynolds James.
He is survived by his wife, H. Marie Meadows James.
Jesse served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949.
He retired from Cummins after 28 years of employment.
He was a member of Christ Baptist Church, AmVets and Columbus Experimental Aircraft Association.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Marie; daughters, Sandra Tillery and Tammy Lee of North Vernon, one son, Jimmie (Kathryn) James of Elizabethtown; two stepsons, Calvin (Debbie) Einhaus of Franklin and Trevor Einhaus of Sarasota, Florida; one brother, Calvin Royce of North Vernon; 21 grandchildren; and numerous greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Attilla and Goldie James; one son, David Allen James; two sisters, Lillian Wells and Beatrice Meadows, and one brother, Edward Allen James.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Christ Baptist Church.
Friends and family are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Jesse’s memory at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.