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James Oakley Strunk

February 21, 1943 ~ October 17, 2019 (age 76)


James "Jim" Oakley Strunk, 76, of Spencer passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 17, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born on February 21, 1943 in Oolitic, IN to Otis and Elsie (Malone) Strunk.

Jim graduated from Spencer High School. He served in the United State Navy from 1961-1963 and retired from Otis Elevator after 36 years of service. Jim loved all activities outdoors including hunting and fishing. He enjoyed woodworking and was always working on a project. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed dearly.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Strunk of Spencer, IN; son, James E. Strunk (Micki) of Spencer, IN; stepson, David Clark (Kristi) of Brazil, IN; stepdaughter, Lisa Smith (Michael) of Spencer, IN; daughter-in-law, Cassie Strunk of Spencer, IN; sisters, Helen Adkins and Sue Terrell; grandchildren, Ashley Fleetwood (Mitchell), Cody Strunk (Shelby), Stephanie Clark, Elijah Clark, Wyatt Clark, Kayla Featherston, Justin Featherston, Montanna Strunk, Kyah Schraub and Aaliyah Duncan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Ben Oakley Strunk, siblings Lucy Macranze, Linda Blankenship, Tom Strunk, Kathy Strunk and Tricia Strunk.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, IN with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Burial will follow in Chambersville Cemetery with military rites provided by the Owen County Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Tuesday  and 10 AM until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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October 22, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home
105 N. Montgomery St.
Spencer, IN 47460

Funeral Service
October 23, 2019

11:00 AM
West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home
105 N. Montgomery St.
Spencer, IN 47460

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