James A. "Jimmy" Louderback, 71, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at Providence Health Care in St. Mary-of-the-Woods following a lengthy illness.
Jimmy was born on July 8, 1947, in Brazil, Indiana the son of James C. and Thelma C. (Bridgewater) Louderback. When he was in the 6th grade his family moved to Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Ben Lomond High School with the class of 1965 and attended Weber State College.
He moved back to Indiana in his mid-20s and began working at the I-70 Truck Stop. A few years later he obtained a job at the Putnamville Correctional Facility as a Correctional Officer. Over the next 30 years he moved up the ranks and retired in 2012 as a Correctional Counselor.
He loved children and enjoyed coaching baseball and softball. He was an avid sports fan especially the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Indianapolis Colts. He and his wife, Cathy, attended Bethel United Methodist Church. There Jimmy volunteered his time with the youth as a cabin leader and fish dad. He was a member of the Cloverdale Masonic Lodge No. 134 and El Shaddai Walk No. 75.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents James C. and Thelma Louderback.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Jones, whom he married on November 20, 1993. He is also survived by his siblings, Leon Louderback and wife Shirley, Sue McFarlin, Mary Thompson and husband Bill, all of Brazil; foreign exchange student and "daughter" Katsuko Iishi; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary Jo Archer officiating. Burial will be held at Clearview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley Street, Brazil, Indiana 47834 or the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N. County Road 125 W, Brazil, IN 47834 in his memory.
Cathy and family extend their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff at Providence Health Care, Dr. Dultz, Dr. Gera, Dr. Mercho, and Dr. Paul Houston and their staff and Sister Nancy for all of their love, care and concern during this difficult time.
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