James Francis Kingsley Sr., 81, of Bloomfield passed away at 12:59 p.m.. on Friday Nov. 9, 2007 at Bloomington Hospital.
Born in Covington, KY on December 1, 1925 ,he was the son of Daniel Richard & Alberta (Ripberger) Kingsley.
He grew up in Covington attending St. Mary's Catholic Church and Schools. He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy in both the Pacific and Atlanic aboard the USS Bunch and USS Wrangell, retiring after 22 years in 1963. He worked at Indiana Limestone Company from 1963 to 1992 and retired as the personnel manager.
He served as a Greene County Sheriff's Department reserve deputy for 27 years. He was a Cub Scout leader and a Little League Coach in Bloomfield. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Youth Choir, VFW Post 6948 and American Legion Post 0777 both in Indianapolis. He attended the Bloomfield First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Eleanor (Haywood) Kingsley of Bloomfield; three sons, James Francis Kingsley Jr. and wife, Connie of Summerville, SC. John Harold Kingsley and wife, Gaylene of Big Pine Key, FL. Daniel Richard Kingsley III of Charleston, SC.; three daughters: Jewel Marlaine Carmichael and husband James , of Bloomfield, Jaquline Lee Kingsley of Paducah, KY. Judith Lynn McDaniel and husband Walter of Mount Pleasant, SC; grandchildren: James Francis Kingsley III and wife Jennifer, Andrea Milligan and husband David, Jay Kingsley and wife Amber, Cory Rash and wife Jennifer, Ashley Carmichael, Jacob Carmichael, Rhonda Zitnick, and Jennifer Welker. Great Grandchildren: JJ, Olivia, and Veronica Kingsley, Ashley Dugger, Nicholas, Mary Jackson, and Emily Milligan, Isabella, Kaylee, and Devon Kingsley, Noah, and Payton Rash, Shane and Zacory Zitnick, Becca Dawn Fitzgerald; one sister Joan Hardorn of Kentucky. He was also the American parent of a German foreign exchange student Arne Utermack; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Daniel Richard Kingsley and John Harold Burkhart.
Friends may call from 4 -8 p.m. Tuesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield and 12 Noon till the hour at the Church.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m.. on Wednesday at the Bloomfield First Baptist Church in Bloomfield with Rev. Brent Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Nebo Cemetery near Newberry.
The family wishes all donations be made to the Bloomfield First Baptist Church Christian Life Center Building Fund, 500 Lincoln Drive Bloomfield, Indiana 47424.