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James L. "Jim" Darlage Obituary

Tribune - November 22, 2009

Veteran James L. "Jim" Darlage, 71, of Brownstown died at 5:48 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Mr. Darlage attended Reddington Christian Church and was a SP4 in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired as director of laboratory services at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, where he worked for more than 30 years. He graduated from Brownstown High School in 1956 and was a founder of the Brownstown Baseball Association. He was a former owner of IMS Transportation and served as deputy coroner for many years. He also was active in the Jackson County Democratic Party. His hobbies included politics, woodworking, racing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Born April 29, 1938, in Brownstown, he was the son of Elmer F. "Doc" Darlage and Lillian M. Benter Darlage. On September 13, 1963, he married Glenice M. Horton at Seymour, Texas, and she survives.

Other survivors include a son, James M. "Mike" (Lisa) Darlage, Brownstown; a daughter, Celeste M. (Steven) Bowman, Reddington; a sister, Patricia S. (William "Bill") Ferguson, Seymour; a sister-in-law, Ethel Darlage, Clearwater, Fla.; four grandchildren, C. Isaac Bowman and Nicholas J. Bowman, both of Reddington, and Brian Robertson and Heather Darlage, both of Brownstown; and nieces and nephews, Jane E. (Jeff) Nierman, Jon E. Darlage, Jill E. (Bob) Brock, Tracey Anders, and William J. (Jo) Ferguson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George A. Darlage, and a nephew, Joseph F. Darlage.

Scott Brown will conduct a memorial services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reddington Christian Church. He will be cremated according to his wishes.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.