He was born in Linton on December 4, 1919 to John Wesley and Mary Jane (Gabbert) Strahle. Jim married Thelma L. (Perkins) on May 10, 1963.
Jim served in the US Army during World War II and was employed at Conrail Railroad serving 42 in the accounting department, where he retired in 1981.
He was a member of Linton Church of Christ and was a Life member of American Legion Post 22.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews including, Linda Tucker, Myra Branch, Susan Thomas, Cindy Virden, Gwen Hicks, Lisa Strahle, Sherry Strahle, Sarah Wall; Nephews, Jerry Hert, Dane Strahle and Shawn Strahle.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Thelma L. (1977), 3 sisters, 4 brothers and 3 nieces.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, 11 a.m. with Minister Pat Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in the Clayton Cemetery in Linton.
Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday.
Military Graveside Services will be provided by American Legion Post 22 and VFW Post 7118
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Community Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel of Linton. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com