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Richard Lee James 69, of Arlington, IN, passed away Mar. 14, 2017.
A Celebration of Life & Military Honors will be Saturday 11 a.m. Mar. 18, 2017 at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory with Rev. Dena Vittorio officiating. Friends may call at 10 a.m.
He was born in Winchester, IN Aug. 7, 1947, a son of the late Richard and Vivian (Brown) James. Richard married Betty Diane Beaty Aug. 25, 1974 and she survives. He retired after many years as a truck driver most recently working for Fraley and Shilling Inc. Richard enjoyed crosswords, model building and playing cards. Most of all, he loved his family.
Richard was a Navy veteran. He served in Vietnam with distinction and was awarded the Viet Nam Service Medal with two bronze stars, Viet Nam Campaign Medal with devise, and National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of the VFW in Muncie.
Survivors include four sons, Richard James Jr. of Muncie, Jesse (wife Aubrey) James of Homer, Frank James of Arlington and Jeremy (wife Nancy) James of Shelbyville; two sisters, Lois Clark of Beech Grove, IN and Kay (Mrs. Steve) South of Losantville, IN; Grandchildren Dustin, Vinton, Lane, Eric, Skyann, Logan, Xander and Caleb also survive.
He was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Lamb. Online condolences at www.ToddFuneralHome.com
Published on March 16, 2017
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