James Wensil, 73

James P. "Jim"  Wensil, 73, of Wabash, died at 2 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Albemarle, N.C., to James F. and Lorene  (Luther) Wensil.

Jim married Carolyn Stephens in Raeford, N.C.on Oct. 18, 1964.  He worked for Container Corporation in Wabash for 37 years retiring in 2016. 

He was a member of the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash.  Jim enjoyed computers and spending time with his grandchildren.  He lived in Wabash since 1979.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Wensil of Wabash; two children, James C. "Chris" (Susan) Wensil of Ponte Vedra, Fla., and Michelle (Brian) Smith of Wabash; six grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Garrison of Huntington, Aaron Brown of Wabash, Hannah Wensil of Orlando, Fla., Allison Smith, Emily Smith, and Sarah Smith, all of Wabash; great-granddaughter, Sophia Garrison of Huntington; and his sister, Vivian  Bankhead of Goldsboro, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Southside Free Will Baptist Church, 360 Columbus St., Wabash, with the Rev. Tim Webb officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2017 Aug 08