James E. "Jim" Byrkett
Residence: Logansport (formerly of Burnettsville), Indiana
Died: Friday, February 04, 2022
Location: 2:15 p.m., at the Chase Center Nursing Home of Logansport, Indiana
 
 
Age: 90
Date of Birth: Friday, June 19, 1931
Birth place: Plymouth, Indiana
Branch: Marines
Service: Korean Conflict
Father: Homer Byrkett  
Mother: Mona ( DeMoss ) Byrkett  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Jim had lived in the Burnettsville, Indiana, area most of his life before moving to the Logansport, Indiana, area in 2005.
Funeral Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Funeral Location: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022, Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, follwed by a Celebration of Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Philip Gabriel
Burial will take place: Burial will be at a later date at the Davis Cemetery in rural Burnettsville (Cass County), Indiana
Visitation will be: 12:00 (noon) to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Jim had lived in the Burnettsville, Indiana, area most all his life before moving to Logansport, Indiana, in 2005. He was a 1950 graduate of Burnettsville High School of Burnettsville, Indiana. Jim owned, operated his own semi, and drove it for over thirty years. After Jim sold his truck, he went on to be a mechanic and retired as a mechanic. He was a proud United States Marine Corp Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending the winter months in Texas. At one time, Jim, owned and was the mechanic for micro-midget and they had won several awards.
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will be conducted here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana, beginning at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022.
Memorial Information: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warriors. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or can be mailed to the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Marriage Information: On July 28, 1951, in Logansport, Indiana, he married Helen Louise Robinson; she passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2000. Then on February 17, 2002, in Logansport, Indiana, he married Mary (Pritts) Davis; she survives
Survivors include:
Wife,
Mary Byrkett of Logansport, Indiana;

Seven (7) Children,
Debby (husband Jim) Martin of Crothersville, Indiana,
Dale (wife Deena) Byrkett of Burnettsville, Indiana,
Linda (husband Dave) Sedgwick of Monticello, Indiana,
Charles (wife Sandy) Healey of Galveston, Indiana,
Keith (wife DeeDee) Healey of Muncie, Indiana,
Patsy Valdez of Monticello, Indiana, and
Deanna Johnson of Logansport, Indiana;

Eighteen (18) Grandchildren;

Twenty - One (21) Great Grandchildren;

Seven (7) Great Great Grandchildren;

One (1) Sister-In-Law,
Alrene Tyner of Delphi, Indiana;

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Great Great Nieces, Great Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Homer and Mona (DeMoss) Byrkett;

First Wife,
Helen Louise (Robinson) Byrkett;

One (1) Sister,
Helen Smith;

One (1) Daughter-In-Law,
Diane Healey;

One (1) Son-In-Law,
Tad Valdez;

One (1) Brother-In-Law,
Tom Smith.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.