James L. Close, 73, born May 31,1949 had his family by his side as he peacefully passed away on September 13, 2022 at The Waters of Martinsville nursing home, Martinsville, Indiana
Jim was an armed forces Veteran and very hard worker who retired from CSX railroad after 36 years as a laborer and fueler in Avon, IN and continued to be a hard worker around the house until the very end. He loved to fish, play guitar, sing old rock n' roll and drink beer with his friends and family. Jim also loved to cook and is remembered for his "hot peppers". He will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Glenda S. Close, his parents, John C. Close and Opal L. Murphy, and twin daughters Leslie Jean and Mary Deanna.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Anne (Suzy) Close of Clayton, IN, , two sons, James (Jimi) A. Close and Anthony (Tony) G. Lehman both of Greencastle, IN., two daughters, Leatha (Lonnie Bryant) A. Scott of Fillmore, IN and Kelli R. (Red) Warren also of Greencastle, IN., three step-sons, Gary Lee, Christopher and Mathew Parker; sisters, Judy (Danny) Thomason, Diane (Kevin) Cantrell, and brother, David(Aaltje);16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Viewing services will be held on September 20, 2022, at Canaan Community Church in Coatesville, Indiana from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm and Military Honors to begin at 3:00 PM.