James W. Music Jr., 57

James Willie Music, Jr., 57, of Wabash, died at 7:53 am, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born May 5, 1957, in Paintsville, Ky., to James and Patricia (Chaplin) Music.

Jim married Brenda Kay Case in 1975; she died May 27, 2014.  He worked 22 years at the Dalton Foundry in Warsaw. He also had worked at the Treaty Lumber Mill. He was a real outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren, and reading his Bible. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union, Indiana Falconer's Association, North American Hunter's Association, the National Rifle Association. 

He is survived by his two children, Tommy (Valerie) Music and Trish (Jason) Harlan, five grandchildren, Braden Music, Trystin Music, Cherysh Harlan, Trinity Music, and J.J. Harlan, all of Wabash; his two sisters, Kimberly (Gary) Buzbee, also of Wabash, and Lee Ann Irving of Bristol, and countless nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Deborah Lynn Music.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Alex Falder officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4 - 8 pm, Monday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is to the family of James Music, Jr.

The memorial guest book for Jim may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jan 09