James Stewart, 83

James Stewart, 83, North Manchester, passed away on Dec. 15 at Peabody Healthcare at 7:25 a.m. He was born in Laketon on Nov. 16, 1931 to Russell Stewart and Lucille Hill.

James graduated from Central High School in 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952, serving until 1956. He was stationed in Korea, Japan and Okinawa during his tours of duty, where he proudly served his county. He married Barbara Coldren in North Manchester on May 3, 1958; she survives. He was employed with Warner Corporation where he retired in 1991 as general manager. He was then employed for two years with Montel Livestock Equipment, retiring in 1993. James was a member of the American Legion Post #286. He was also a lifetime member of the order of the Moose Lodge #1518, North Manchester; and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 286, Wabash.

He is also survived by one son, Stephen (Nancy) Stewart, Marco Island, Fla. and one brother, Robert Stewart, North Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents and one half brother, Louis Stewart.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at McKee Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. at Thursday, Dec. 18 at McKee Mortuary and one hour prior to the service. Richard Tracy, Pastor Ron Burns and Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

Memorials may be made to American Legion/Halderman Park Memorial, 215 East Main Street, North Manchester.

Posted on 2014 Dec 16