James Edward “Jim” Sample, 83, of Leesburg, IN passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his residence. He was born on October 27, 1937 in Marion, IN to Harry Frank & Lydia Pauline (Heil) Sample.
He graduated in 1955 from Marion High School and lived most of his life in the Marion area before he moved to Leesburg 20 years ago. He was formerly employed at Essex Wire & Cable in Marion for several years and then retired as a production manager from Cablec Continental Cables in Marion after 10 years.
He attended the All Saints Episcopal Church in Syracuse & was the past master of the Masonic Lodge in Jonesboro, IN.
He is survived by:
Daughter – Lynn (James) Poe of Marion
2 Sons – James Franklin (Rhonda) Sample of Gas City, IN & Dennis (Melissa) Sample of Jonesboro
4 Grand & 4 Gt. Grandchildren
Lifetime Companion – Judith Capes of Leesburg
Sister – Mary Ruth Baker of Indianapolis
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters – Virginia Patton, Marjorie Carmichael, and Esther – Richardson, and brother – Leroy Sample.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Sty. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN. Per Jim’s request, no public services will be held. Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Masonic Lodge # 109, Jonesboro, IN.