James "Jim" Douglas Stephens, age 76, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville. He was born on September 30, 1943 in Crawfordsville to Dallas "Bob" and Myrtle (Knee) Stephens.
Jim graduated from Richland Township High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1961-1965. He married the love of his life, Barbara Sandusky, on May 3, 1985 and was a member of Parkersburg Christian Church. Throughout the years he worked at Mid States Wire, Pace Dairy and most recently was the janitor at Crawfordsville Middle School. He was the world’s greatest grandpa and would do anything for his grandkids. He enjoyed cross stitch and made each grandkid a blanket. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed mowing and taking the grandkids on bike rides.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara; sons, Brad Stephens and Tony (Kim) Sandusky; a daughter, Christy (Dan) Whitley; sister-in-law, Sandy Caldwell; 8 grandchildren, Kalyn (Jay) Warrick, Emilee Warrick, Jamison Warrick, Marjie Sandusky, Brenden Sandusky, Cody Pollard, Alysha Bridge, and Shelby Stephens; 8 great grandchildren, Paisley, Rhaiden, Neveah, Justin, Isabella, Lydia, and Penelope.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian “Moose” Stephens; and a sister, Judy Calhoun.
Visitation will be held at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 11:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 PM with Pastor Cody Hargis officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded, which can be viewed on Jim’s obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Parkersburg Christian Church. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com
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