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James Ray Robertson, 78, Kokomo, passed away at 9:24 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born June 14, 1939, in Howard County, to George Ray and Desta (Huffer) Robertson. On Jan. 29, 1961, he married Edith Mugg, and she preceded him in death March 22, 1994. On May 18, 1996, he married Anna B. Julow, and she survives.
James graduated from Northwestern High School in 1957. He served in the Army National Guard for eight years and worked as a master roller at Haynes International for 39 years, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed camping and road trips and was a member of Crossroads Community Church and the Quarter Century Club.
In addition to his wife, Anna Robertson, Kokomo, he is survived by his daughters, Cindy (Mike) Warm, Arcadia, and Tamara Benic, Kokomo; grandson, Jonah Benic, Kokomo; cousin, Don (Sandy) Robertson, Mulberry; brother-in-law, Charles Smith, Tipton; and best friends, Bud and Norma Rogers, Kokomo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; and stepson, Gary Scott.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to his nurses, Pam, Emily and Karen at Fresenus Kidney Care, the third floor at Howard Regional Hospital, Kindred Care, Wellbrooke, Community North, Dr. Hussain, and Dr. Koscica.
A celebration of James's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Crossroads Community Church, 4254 S. 00 East-West, with Pastors Chris Duncan and Dave Welch officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery with military honors provided by the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Community Church. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on October 9, 2017
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