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 James Edward “Jim” Mears

James Edward “Jim” Mears

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 3 Oct 2012 (aged 80)
Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Burial Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 100331229 · View Source
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James "Jim" Edward Mears, 80, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Deaconess Hospice Care Center.

Jim was born in Herrin, Illinois on August 16, 1932 to the late Elton E. and Myrtle I. (Whiteside) Mears. Jim graduated from Reitz High School in 1952 and served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Jim worked at Ideal Dairy from '52-'64, Alcoa from '64-'93 and Old National Bank from '94-'09, where he made many friends.

Jim was a member of the American Legion, the 25 Year Club at Alcoa and the Men's Club at Fendrich Golf Course. He was an avid golfer and an accomplished woodworker. Jim was an active member of Washington Avenue Church of Christ for 49 years. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family.

Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charlotte "Joanne" (Evans) Mears; daughters, Lydia Fowler (Anthony), Nona Justice (Jeff); son, Brad Mears; grandchildren, Molly and Maggie Fowler, Reed and Janna Justice; sister, Mary Ann Dugan; brother-in-law, Norman Evans, all of Evansville, IN; and by his nieces and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bob and Clyde Mears.

Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN with Jim's minister, Stephen Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.

Friends may visit from 4-8PM, Friday, October 5, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home and again from 11AM until service time on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Avenue Church of Christ, 4001 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 4800 ICU floor staff, especially Dr. Harris, and to the staff of Deaconess Hospice for all the loving care given to Jim. Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.


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  • Created by: Ms. Clyde
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100331229
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Edward “Jim” Mears (16 Aug 1932–3 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100331229, citing Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Ms. Clyde (contributor 46994776) .