Jim Spade age 96, 111 East Wilson Street Bryant passed away Sunday at his residence. He was born in Moonshine, Illinois December 19, 1918 the son of Frank and Goldia (Wilson) Spade. He was married to Martha Zook who preceded him in death and later married Fredia Nelson who survives. He was a meat cutter and construction worker. He was on the Bryant Town Board and Township Advisory Board.
Surviving are his wife Fredia, two daughters Darla Hamm of Winchester and Marlena James (Husband Herbie) of Ridgeville, Three grandsons Darin James (wife Memmer) of Mexico, IN., Tony Jackson of Winchester and Lanz Jackson (wife Stacey) of Daytona Beach Shores, Fl., One granddaughter Martie Stump (husband Greg) of Ridgeville, Three great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, Three step-sons Terry Billington (wife Chris) of Portland, Steve Billington (wife Becky) of Bryant and Jeff Billington (wife Carol) of Bryant, One step-daughter Debbie Espy (husband Ken) of Angola, Eight step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons Jimmy Spade and Douglas Spade.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Connor presiding. Burial will follow in the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to Jay County Heart Fund or Choice of the Donor.