obits.71.jpgJames F. King
James F. “Jim” King, 88, Elwood, passed away May 15, 2011 at Community Hospital in Anderson following an extended illness.
Jim was born Sept. 16, 1922 in Frankton, the son of Chester and Ruth (Braddick) King.
Jim married Dorothy Snipe Dec. 5, 1953. She passed away Aug. 22, 2003.
Jim retired in 1983 from Delco Remy in Anderson. He was a member of the Frankton Masonic Lodge, Frankton K of P Lodge, Elwood Elks, Elwood Lions Club, UAW 662 and was one of Santa’s helpers for 56 years.
James is survived by a son, Jeffrey L. “Butch” King of Alexandria; two daughters, Paula Mitchell Olson and husband, David of LeClaire, Iowa and Martisia “Marti” Osorio of Alexandria; two sisters, Betty Paddock of Frankton and Mildred Abernathy of Elwood; a granddaughter, Kinsey Christin and husband, Steve of Davenport, Iowa; three grandsons, James Benefiel and wife, Christina of LaGrange, Christopher Benefiel and wife, Marie of Fort Wayne and Ryan King and wife, Kacie of Lebanon; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Annie Swinford and a brother, Norman King.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Dunnichay Funeral Home, with Rich Leavell officiating. Entombment will take place at the Elwood City Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elwood Lions Club or the Frankton Christian Church.

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