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James L. "Jimmy" Gresh

September 14, 1933 - October 6, 2017

Muncie – James L. “Jimmy” Gresh passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home in Muncie with his wife on October 6, 2017.

He was born on September 14, 1933 in Muncie, Indiana to Carl and Hazel Gresh. Jimmy grew up working at Gibson Arena Ice Rink where he enjoyed playing ice and roller hockey and met the lov…READ MORE

Muncie – James L. “Jimmy” Gresh passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home in Muncie with his wife on October 6, 2017.

He was born on September 14, 1933 in Muncie, Indiana to Carl and Hazel Gresh. Jimmy grew up working at Gibson Arena Ice Rink where he enjoyed playing ice and roller hockey and met the love of his life, Beverly S. Marvin. Throughout Jimmy’s life, he loved playing fast pitch softball for the Muncie Merchants as a first baseman; and loved sharing memories of traveling with his family while he played hockey with many lifelong friends. He always enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams, the Chicago Blackhawks and Cincinnati Reds. Outside of his love for sports, his family meant the world to him and he meant the world to his family. His favorite times were spent reminiscing about childhood memories with his grandchildren. You could always count on his smile. He was the most easy going, kind-hearted, giving, and loving man.

Jimmy worked at Bill Conner Chevrolet for over 30 years and then retired after 31 years from the City of Muncie Parks Department

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly; his son James “Jimbo” Gresh Jr.; daughter Kimberly (Gresh) Taylor (husband Lee); granddaughters Brandy (Gresh) Adams (husband Frankie) and Megan (Taylor) O’Connor (husband Joey); grandson Brock Taylor; great grandchildren; Averey and Ashlyn “Ellie” Klooze, Alexis, Ashlyn Kae, and Tristen Adams; great grandson to be; niece Sherry (Gresh) Smith (husband Steve); and nephew Dan Slaven.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Hazel (Winters) and Carl Gresh Sr.; brother Carl Gresh, Jr.; and sister Virginia (Gresh) Hoskins.

Jimmy was such a wonderful and caring soul who always put everyone first. His memory will be held close to everyone’s hearts and he will be truly missed.

Services will be 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington St. Chapel. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 until 7:00pm on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

 

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Beech Grove Cemetery

Address:

14oo West Kilgore Ave.
Muncie, IN 47305


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