He was born Feb. 10, 1939 in Sullivan County, and lived most of his life in this area.
James worked at Guide Lamp Division of General Motors as a tool & die maker. He loved to fish, hunt and do carpentry.
Survivors include his daughters, Kathy (Eric) Hutchison and Karen (Joe) Rehmel, both of Anderson; half sister, Darlene (Kenny) Carrithers; stepmother, Rosie Rehmel; sister-in-law, Ann Rehmel; brother-in-law, Dean Orman; four grandchildren, Ryan Davis, Brittney (Shane) Davis, Jordan (Michael) Hervey and Heidi Hutchison, all of Anderson; great grandson, Eli James Hutchison; special friends, Linda & Vince Wilson and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita (Orman) Rehmel, parents, Harvey and Gladys (Loy) Rehmel; and siblings, Harvey Rehmel, Jr., Jack Rehmel, Jerry Rehmel and Joann Chubb.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, Ind.
Service will be 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at the funeral home.
Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.