Russell James, Sr. 88, of Solsberry, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at CORE Nursing & Rehab in Bedford.
Born Aug. 1, 1921 in Solsberry, he was the son of Tony and Flossie Goldie (Bingham) James.
He was a retired superintendent for the Greene County Highway Department, worked for Indiana University and was also a farmer. He attended Pleasant Ridge Church.
Surviving relatives include: one daughter, Judy Black of Solsberry; five sons, Russell James, Jr. of Solsberry, Jerrell L. James of Bloomington, Bob F. James of Bloomfield, Joe James of Bloomfield and Donald T, James of Solsberry; 16 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and four great, great, grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Anna Jean James in 2006.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Ed Smith and the Rev. Bradley Burgess officiating. Interment will be in Bingham cemetery in rural Solsberry.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to service Friday at the funeral home.
The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Bingham Cemetery in care of Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com .