2011-11-29 / Obituaries

Mr. James L. Giddings, 91

Mr. James L. Giddings, age 91, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011, at the Putnam County Hospital.

Born June 26, 1920 in Hancock County, Indiana, he was the son of Lawrence B. and Dortha Mae (Walls) Giddings, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School “class of 1938”. He married Marie (Englehart) Pritchard on August 14, 1968, and she survives.

He had been an electrician with the DePauw University physical plant for 16 years, retiring in 1986. Prior to working at DePauw, he had been a farmer for several years.

James was a United States Army Veteran, having served in Europe during WWII; a charter member of the Fillmore Fire Department; a member of the Fillmore Christian Church; the Applegate Masonic Lodge #155, Fillmore; Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis; and the American Legion Post #58, Greencastle.

Survivors include his daughters: Janice (Charlie) Schenk, of Cloverdale, Joan Sue (Bob) Corns, of Quincy, and Jennifer Lou “Jenni” (Ernie) Artis, of Cloverdale; a brother, Paul “Pud” (Marian) Giddings of Greencastle; stepdaughters: Anna Marie (Dale) Jacob, of Kansas, and Sharon Kaye Tarbutton, of Lake Station; three grandchildren: Robin (Charlie) Hallam, of Cloverdale, Karen (Tony) Neibold, of N.C., and Aaron Stout, of Greencastle; three great grandchildren: Amber Marie (Zach) Minnick, Christin Joan Hallam and Anthony Robert Neibold; a great great grandson, Gunner Robert Minnick.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Murl Giddings; a grandson, William Hayden Crockett; and stepson, Tommy Lewis Moss.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the Pine Lawn Mausoleum of Forest Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Champion officiating. Entombment to follow with military honors. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements

Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the American Legion 1401 Indianapolis Rd. Greencastle, IN 46135. Condolences and sympathies may be shared with the family c/o www.bittlesandhurt.com

Condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.bittlesandhurt.com

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