James Ernest Music, 83

James Ernest Music, 83, of Wabash, died at 9:35 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash. 

He was born May 21, 1932, in Van Lear, Ky., to Alex and Mary (VanHoose) Music.

Jim married Carrie Smith in Auxier, Ky., on Dec. 21, 1957.  He retired from Creighton Brothers in Warsaw in 1996, also worked 23 years at Kroger Egg Exchange in Wabash, and was a crossing guard at O.J. Neighbors Elementary School.   He was a member of the Woodland Hills Church of Christ in Marion. Jim enjoyed golfing, playing pool, bowling, and watching basketball, especially University of Kentucky and Indiana University.  Jim moved to Wabash from Kentucky in 1960.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie Music of Wabash; two sons, Greg (Terri) Music and James Steven (Maureen "Mo") Music, both of Wabash; three grandchildren, Jessica Moritomo and Emily Music, both of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Madison Hecox of Wabash; great-granddaughter, Madison Music of Wabash; brother, Robert (Florence) Music of Wabash, and sister-in-law, Doris Music of Marion. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Bruce Everett officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Woodland Hills Church of Christ.

The memorial guest book for Jim may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jun 09