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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
James D. "Jim" Neff, 86, of Greenville, died at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 7, 2008, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville.
He was born May 11, 1922, in Darke County to Harry J. and Mae Mong Neff. On Oct. 23, 1948, he married Doris Marker, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Douglas J. (Debbie), Greenville; a daughter, Tamara (Tim) Sackett, Greenville; a daughter-in-law, Marcia Neff, Fort Recovery; a brother-in-law, Art Olson, Greenville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Scott in infancy and David M.; and a sister, Rosemary Olson.
He was a retired farmer and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Palestine Church of Christ, the Greenville Masonic Lodge, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine Club of Dayton and the Darke County Shrine Club. He was on the board of directors of Pioneer Mutual Insurance Company, and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and Eagles Lodge , American Legion and the VFW Boosters, all of Greenville.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, the Rev. Mike Simmons officiating. Burial is at Greenville Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Masonic services are 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by the Greenville Masonic Lodge followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Service.
Contributions can be made to the Palestine Church of Christ.
Condolences can be left at www.zecharbailey.com.
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