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James R. Burdge

James R. Burdge

April 17, 1945 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 76)


In Loving Memory of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.


James R. Burdge, age 76 of Greencastle went home to be with the Lord January 4, 2022.


Jim, being a lifetime resident of Indiana, met his wife while students in the Avon schools.

After graduating high school and getting married, they purchased their property in Putnam Co where they farmed for several years, while working full time @ Link Belt (from where he retired) and raising their five children.  Jim always cherished time with his family, he especially enjoyed sharing outdoor activities.  The annual Patoka trip and 4-H fairs became the highlights of his summers.  Jim was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church and served as a Deacon in the church for several years.


He was born in Indianapolis April 17th, 1945 to the late Russell and Marjorie (Pennington) Burdge.

Jim married Judy (Dean) Burdge, July 24th, 1965 and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Judy, he is also survived by his children: Kimberly A. (Kent) Christian, Colleen J. Joyce, Jim R. (Lori) Burdge, Jason R. (Shannon) Burdge, Jeremie R. (Jessica) Burdge; Grandchildren: Brittany (Josh) Sanders, Kinser (Adriana) Franklin, Austin Burdge, Lane Franklin, Kameron Byers, Spencer (Madison) Byers, Grace Burdge, Avery Burdge, Byron Burdge, Brody Burdge, Amelia Burdge, Noah Burdge and Great-Grandchildren: Landon Sanders, Mason Sanders, Ava Sanders, Elijah Franklin, Tinley Burdge, Aurora Franklin, Hudson Byers; sister Julia (Bruce) Clark, brother Jeff (Kim) Burdge; brother-in-law John Daugherty.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Loretta Daugherty.

Funeral services for Jim will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 8th, 2022 at Grace Baptist Church, 8246 S. St. Rd. 75 Coatesville, IN 46121. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the church. Pastor Bert Bunner will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Seedline Ministries Inc, Brazil, IN.

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