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James Tron, 70, of Mt. Vernon, passed away January 23, 2013.


He was born November 7, 1942 in Posey County, IN to Fredrick and Lorene (Moore) Tron.


Jim founded Tron Mechanical Incorporated nearly 30 years ago which will continue to run under the direction of his nephew, Phillip Wells. After semi retirement Jim was able to pursue his dreams and began Jim’s Chevy Shop. He became involved in car shows, after the cancer related death of his brother, Fred. Jim was a co founder of Cruzin for a Cure to benefit the Cancer Society and was a 409 Impala collector.


He was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred and Jesse Tron; and sister, Violet Emery.


Jim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis (Thompson) Tron; sisters, Frieda Wells of Mt. Vernon, and Bonnie A. Lakins of Rosehill, VA; brother in law, Tom “Fly” Thompson; sister in law, Brenda Thompson, both of Mt. Vernon; several nieces; nephews; great nieces and great nephews.


Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2013 and continued from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm service time on Sunday at the funeral home.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Schneider Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial to follow in St. John’s CemeteryCaborn.


Jim Tron