James W. King, 81

James William King, 81, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, formerly of Wabash, died at 7:25 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Peabody Healthcare Center. 

He was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Wabash, to Janice L. King.

James married Lois Jane Cloud in Wabash on March 21, 1954.  He served in the Indiana National Guard.  James worked 37 1/2 years at Container Corporation retiring in 1997, and was also a commissioned minister for the First Church of God-Anderson.  He was a member of the Wabash First Church of God. 

He is survived by his wife, Lois Jane King of North Manchester, three children, Gwen Boardman and Tamra (Steve) Johnson, both of Roann, and Timothy (Dianna) King of Wabash, five grandchildren, Jeremy (Emily) Boardman of Somerset, Jessica Boardman of Disko, Dustin Johnson of Indianapolis, Andrew (Kari) Johnson of Lagro, and James W. (Darci) King II of Bluffton; eight great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice L. King.

There will be no services. 

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

The preferred memorial is the Wabash First Church of God, 525 North Miami Street, Wabash.

The memorial guest book for James  may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Apr 20