April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
James C. Lobdell, 72, Hope
He was retired from Cummins Engine C. after 38 years of service and was owner of Jim's Garage and Body Shop.
He was a member of Hartsville Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of NRA and a member of the Diesel Worker's Union.
He had a love for restoring classic automobiles and owned 1956 and 1957 Chevies. He loved fishing and gardening.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Mark Jacobs officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service time Wednesday at the
funeral home. Burial will be at Hawcreek Cemetery and military graveside rites will be performed by the Bartholomew County Veteran's Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be donated to Hartsville Church of Christ.
Born May 17, 1943 in Belpre, Kansas, Jim was the son of Harvey A. and Mary E. Baylis Lobdell. He graduated from Hauser High School in 1962. He married Mary Nell Elrod Aug. 10, 1963 in Livingston, TN.
Survivors include his wife Mary of Hope; daughters, Patti A. (Roger) VanGorden and Kathy A. (Jeff) Cornn, both of Columbus;grandchildren, Alisha (Jimmy) Villarreal of Hope, Kristopher Lobdell (Jenn Morris) of Columbus, Kimberly Lobdell (Eddie Davis) of Elizabethtown, Nickolas Lobdell, Zachary Cornn, Alexander Cornn and Erin Cornn, all of Columbus; great grandchildren, Ryanne, Camryn, Tryce, Kyson Villarreal, Kadin and Kian Lobdell, Brysyn Tungate and Kolins Lobdell; a sister, Mildred (Jerry)
Durham of Columbus and his beloved dogs, Blackie, Cheetah and Bella.
Jim was preceded in death by a son, James A. Lobdell; great grandson, Edward J. Davis; a brother, Richard Lobdell, a sister, Alice Lobdell and his parents.
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