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James Edward Whitt

June 14, 1946 — August 23, 2022

James Edward Whitt was born on Friday, June 14, 1946, in Benham, Ky., as the sixth child of Frank and Ruth Whitt. He attended school at Roosevelt High in Gary, In., before ultimately graduating from Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Ky. After graduation, James relocated to Northeast Indiana where he was employed at Inland Steel. During his life, James enjoyed basketball, music, traveling and cars, but these hobbies never came close to how much he loved quality time with his family. After working to cultivate a loving relationship with Jehovah, James was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on June 8, 2014. Sadly, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, James fell asleep in death at the age of 76. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Whitt and father, Frank Whitt. James is also preceded in death by his brothers, Nathaniel Whitt, Joseph Whitt, Aubrey Whitt and his sisters, Ida Raines, Queen Handy, and Sophenia Whitt. James leaves to cherish his memory his two sons, Derrek (Waushara) Holland, Torrence (Syreeta) Warner. He had four grandchildren: Sierra (Davon) Taylor, Joi Holland, Jelani Warner and Jordyn Warner. He had seven great grandchildren: Davon Taylor, Daniel Thompson, Jr., Kayla Taylor, Karter Taylor, Kavion Taylor, Karson Barber, with one more on the way. James also leaves to cherish his brother: Franklin (Julia) Whitt, Jesse (Doris) Whitt, Curtis (Sharon Kay) Whitt, William (Easter) Whitt, Reuben (Maxine) Whitt, Ravern Whitt, Orrin (Linda) Whitt, Ocie (LaTanya) Whitt, along with his sisters: Delores Brown and Linda (Hardy) Shaw, and sisters in law: Mildred Whitt, Inez Whitt, and Diana Whitt and a host of loving nieces, nephew, cousins and dear friends. There will be a zoom memorial service The info for the zoom memorial for Sunday, September 4, 2022: 4:00P.M. (CST) 3:00P.M. (CST) Family Hour Zoom ID: 350 488 7964 Zoom Password: 526 060
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