James I. Burkhart

James Irvin Burkhart, 87, of Marion, IN, and with family in LaFontaine, IN, died Friday, August 3, 2018, at 2:49 p.m. at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

Mr. Burkhart retired from General Motors Fisher Body in 1992 after more than 35 years of service as an inspector. He attended Christian Heritage Church in Wabash.
He was born Sept. 24, 1930, in London, KY, to Elihu and Sallee House Burkhart. He married Nannie Hammons, and she preceded him in death. He later married Martha (Wooten) Burkhart on Jan. 24, 2009, and she survives.
Additional survivors are five daughters, Brenda (Lance) Buckley, of Wabash; Melinda (Jim) Bradley, of Marion; Mable (Tom) Richards, of Star City; Vera Tyner, of LaFontaine; and Linda Hammons; four sons, Steve (Judy) Burkhart and James E. Burkhart, both of Marion; Ronnie Harris, of LaFontaine; and David (Jane) Hammons, of London, KY, two sons-in-law, Bill Benedict and Mike Arrowood; a daughter-in-law, Linda Harris; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Danny Dale Burkhart and Robert Harris, two daughters, Patricia Benedict and Dee Arrowood and two grandsons, James Stephen Burkhart and Richard Byrd Jr.
Calling is Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. Rev. Tim Prater will be officiating, with burial following at Park Cemetery.
Memorials are to Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Rd., Wabash, IN 46992.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.