James D. “Jim” Felts, 77, Leesburg, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on Feb. 10, 1943, in Goshen to Kenneth and Virginia (Popenfoose) Felts.
He was a lifetime Syracuse and Leesburg area resident, graduated in 1962 from Syracuse High School, and was a United States Navy veteran. He was married on Nov. 10, 1977, in Nappanee, to Jeri L. (Holtzinger) King who survives. He formerly worked at Goshen Rubber for 30 years, was the treasurer for the Goshen Rubber Credit Union, and he was the former co-owner of THE Post in Pierceton for 20 years.
He was a member of the American Legion in Warsaw and formerly attended the United Methodist Church in Leesburg.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Christie King, Pierceton; Jamie (Scott) White, Plymouth; two sons: Dan King, Warsaw; and William (Sharon Boren) King, North Webster; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; sister, Becky Lee, Syracuse; special friends, Charlotte and Bob Terhaar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Douglas Felts, and an infant daughter.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw. Private family services will take place at a later date. Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500N, North Webster
is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 1900 Carew St., Suite 6, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 or Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation, P. O. Box 55, North Webster , IN 46555. To send condolences to the family in memory of James Felts, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com