James E. "Jim" Fannin 70, of Aurora, Indiana, formerly of Portsmouth, OH, passed away Thursday July 23, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was born April 23, 1950 in Portsmouth, OH, son of the late Asa Fannin and Juanita (Monk) Fannin.
James was a proud veteran and very patriotic. He served his country for 20 years in the Navy. He served on the USS Holland and was a Chief Petty Officer E7. He enjoyed working outside, messing around clearing brush on his John Deere Tractor. He loved to fish, surf the internet, (especially, You Tube). James was a simple man, he loved to spend time at home with a cup of coffee, with family and his dog Otis. He will be sadly missed.
James is survived by his loving spouse of almost 10 years Amanda Fannin (Mullins), children, Michelle " Shelly" (James) Gunnell, Christopher Fannin, Scott (Holly) Morgan, Nicole Morgan (Frank Wagner), Stephanie (Justin) Rister, Cathy Fannin (Mark McCorkle) , Victoria Fannin (Dalton Kritzwiser) , Michelle Mullins, Michael (Jessica) Watson, Jonathon (Kayla) Tabar; siblings, Margaret (Dick) Dulaney, Ramona Jerrell, Steve (Debbie) Fannin, Danny (Liza) Fannin, Marvin (Lan) Fannin Bill (Carol) Fannin; sister-in-law, Crystal Brashears (husband, Daniel nRaggard); many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Father, Asa Fannin, Mother, Juanita (Monk) Fannin, Brothers, Jamie & John Fannin, Sisters, Susie & Bonnie Fannin.
Friends will be received, Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road, Madison, Indiana.
Services will be held at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Thursday at 1:00 pm, following visitation.
Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.
Contributions may be made to the Honor Flights. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.
Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.
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