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James L. Sharkitt

November 7, 1935 - July 25, 2018

MUNCIE- James L. Sharkitt, 82, passed away Wednesday evening, July 25, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born November 7, 1935 in Muncie, Indiana, the son of Leroy E. and Donzella F. (Suttelle) Sharkitt. He attended Muncie Central High School, class of 1954 and enlisted in the United States Marine C…READ MORE

MUNCIE- James L. Sharkitt, 82, passed away Wednesday evening, July 25, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born November 7, 1935 in Muncie, Indiana, the son of Leroy E. and Donzella F. (Suttelle) Sharkitt. He attended Muncie Central High School, class of 1954 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in the winter of 1954.
Mr. Sharkitt worked at Marhoefer Packing Company for 20 years. He retired from Muncie Community Schools as the head custodian after over twenty years of employment.
He enjoyed wood carving and was a member of several carving clubs. He was a member of Fairlawn Church of Christ.
He is survived by his son, John Sharkitt, Homecroft; his daughter Elizabeth Sharkitt, Muncie; his granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Walsh (husband, Joe); a great granddaughter, Ireland Walsh; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Sharkitt (Michael Dick); and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sharkitt was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Catherine (Smith); his parents; his son, James David Sharkitt; brothers, Charles Sharkitt and Edward Sharkitt; and two sisters, Mary Daugherty and Patricia Heinrichs.
He is survived by his son, John Sharkitt, Homecroft; his daughter Elizabeth Sharkitt, Muncie; his granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Walsh (husband, Joe); a great granddaughter, Ireland Walsh; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Sharkitt (Michael Dick); and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sharkitt was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Catherine (Smith); his parents; his son, James David Sharkitt; two brothers, Charles Sharkitt and Edward Sharkitt; and two sisters, Mary Daugherty and Patricia Heinrichs.
James was a devoted husband, proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be dearly missed by many.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm Monday, July 30, 2018 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Burial will follow at Elm Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 29, 2018.
Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice Center, 2401 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time: 3:00 am

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Monday, July 30, 2018

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 30, 2018

Elm Ridge Cemetery

Address:

4600 W. Kilgore Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304


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