James “Jim” A. Kingston, 67, Martinsville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at home. Jim was born Dec. 5, 1952, in Warsaw, to Paul and Charlotte (Clover) Kingston. He was married to Patricia Underhill from December 1971 until her passing in May 1998. In March 2004 he married Susan Montgomery Baker.
Jim was a 1971 graduate of Warsaw High School followed by a career in various maintenance leadership roles within the foundry industry. He enjoyed life, family and many friends. He was always there to brighten the lives of others with a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. Jim loved swapping stories and engaging in healthy debate related to current events with friends and family.
He liked to spend his time cooking delicious and plentiful meals for gatherings of friends and family as well as trading family recipes. Being outdoors was a favorite pastime for Jim, especially quality time in a duck blind on cool autumn mornings. Jim was quite the handyman and took great pride in his work. There really wasn’t anything he couldn’t figure out and loved taking on projects, big and small, and lending a hand to family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Patricia Kingston (Underhill), parents and siblings Rob Kingston and Mary Koehlinger.
He is survived by his wife Susan Kingston; children Tim Kingston (Layla) and Alicia Wallen (Jimmy); step-children Brent Baker (Allison), Ryan Baker (Gina), and Megan Prater (Chris); and his sister Cathy Holbrook (Fred) and brother in-law Jim Koehlinger.
Jim’s grandchildren, Jack, Brody, Anna, Bryson, Owen, Jameson, Paige, Maddox, and Duke were the pride and joy of Jim’s life. The legacy of Jim’s kind spirit, passion for history and love of nature will live on through them.
A private funeral service will be held on Sept. 4, 2020, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw and interment will follow at Oakwood and Mississinewa cemeteries.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko Co. (Building Fund) 1048 S 325 E, Pierceton, IN 46562
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