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James L. Shively, Sr.

May 14, 1929 ~ September 17, 2017 (age 88)

James L. Shively, age 88, of Anderson, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Florida Hospital in Tampa, Florida. For the past several years Jim resided in Frostproof, FL. He was born on May 14, 1929, in Anderson to the late Roy F. and Mary L. (Foland) Shively.
James married Carolyn Sue Romine on August 28, 1948 and they shared 40 years together.
James co-owned and operated Frankton Machine & Tool, Inc. with his brother Walter E. Shively for many years and retired in 1996. He was a 50 year member and past Master of the Frankton Masonic Lodge; and a member of the Shrine Club, Alexandria Eagles, Alexandria Elks, and Yule Golf Club. He was a member of the Frankton Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling in his motor home and above all else fishing.
James is survived by his daughter, Deborah S. (Larry) Atkins of Canton, GA; two sons, Rex D. Shively (Susanne) of Anderson, and Kevin E. Shively (Rita) of Anderson; grandchildren, Scott, Dawn, Craig, A.J., Andy and April, as well as, 16 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Marshal D. Shively, Larry F. Shively, Martha L. Beason; and several nieces & nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carolyn, son James L. (Butch) Shively, daughter Dana L. McCord, brother Walter E. Shively, and sister Margaret I. Ludwick. 
A funeral service celebrating James' life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton,with Rev. Carol Whetsel-Alvernaz officiating. Burial will follow in the Frankton K. of P. - I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Frankton. 
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8:00 pm Monday, September 25, 2017 at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home and will include a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:00 pm.. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice. 
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 Service Information

September 25, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home
305 Sigler St.
Frankton, Indiana 46044

Funeral Service
September 26, 2017

11:00 AM
Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home
305 Sigler St.
Frankton, Indiana 46044

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