James George, 83

James R. "Jim" George, 83, North Manchester, died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Miller's Merry Manor West, Wabash.

He was born at Floyd County, Ky. on July 22, 1929 to John and Lucile (Davis) George.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Army having served in WWII and Korea.  He worked in assembly for 13 years at General Motors and 13 years at Checker Cab Co., both at Kalamazoo, Mich.  After moving to Indiana he worked for the Indiana State High-Way Dept. until retirement.  Jim would be remembered in North Manchester for the vegetable and fruit market he operated from his home on Beckley Street. 

He is survived by three sons; Robert E. (Kelly) George, Lawton, Mich.; Terry (Linda) George, Paw Paw, Mich. and James Scott (Beth) George, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a daughter, Mary (Keith) Heighton, Lawton, Mich.; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.  One brother is deceased.  

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m., at Oaklawn Cemetery. Pastor J. P. Freeman officiated.  McKee Mortuary is handling the arrangements. 

Posted on 2013 May 13