James Howard Saylor
Residence: Burnettsville, Indiana
Died: Sunday, July 19, 2009
Location: 2:50 a.m., at the Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport, Indiana
 
 
Age: 89
Date of Birth: Monday, February 16, 1920
Birth place:
Branch: Army
Service: World War II
Father: Fred L. Saylor  
Mother: Bertha Irene (Sharp) Saylor  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Life-long resident of the Burnettsville community.
Funeral Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Funeral Location: 10:30 a.m., at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Pastor Mike Williams of the Burnettsville Baptist Church in Burnettsville, Indiana, and Pastor Ken Smith of the Hickory Grove Church in rural Carroll County, Indiana.
Burial will take place: Davis Cemetery near Burnettsville, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: James Howard Saylor was the only child of Fred. L, and Bertha Irene (Sharp) Saylor. At the ago of 10, he moved with his parents to a farm one mile southeast of town which remained the family home until the late 1940's. He attended school in Burnettsville graduating with the class of 1937. In 1941, he was inducted into the United States Army. The following account of his service was published at the time of his discharge: "Mr. and Mrs. Fred Saylor, residing one mile east of town, were agreeably surprised on Wednesday evening of last week by the arrival of their son, Staff Sgt. James H. Saylor from whom they had not heard from for several weeks. Staff Sgt. Saylor was inducted in the army on October 6, 1941 and was given his discharge on October 2, 1945, lacking four days of serving four years in the army without a furlough. He served in the Bismarck Archipelago, South Philippines. Liberation, and Luzon campaigns. He has the American Defense Service Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Ribbon." In the year following his discharge, he owned and operated Saylor's Home Store, a grocery and meat market located in the building which in now the Burnettsville Community Center. In 1947 he sold the grocery and, with his wife, Lucile, started Saylor Candy Company, a wholesale candy distribution business serving area communities. When the company incorporated in 1976, he served as president of the corporation and remained active in that position well into his eighties. Howard, as he was known to family and friends, was a life-long resident of the Burnettsville community and member of the Burnettsville Methodist Church, later the Eastlawn United Methodist Church in Idaville. He was a charter member of the Burnettsville Volunteer Fire Department, a past Worshipful Master of the Burnettsville Masonic Lodge, Director Emeritus of the State Bank of Burnettsville and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Wholesale Distributors Association. He was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a charter member of the 108th Infantry Association, member of the Murat Shrine, and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Indiana ARNG Honor Guard in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be at the Davis Cemetery near Burnettsville, Indiana.
Memorial Information: The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials contributions be made to the Burnettsville Volunteer Fire Department, or a charity of choice. Burnettsville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 247, Burnettsville, Indiana 47926.
Marriage Information: On October 13, 1946, he united in marriage with Ada Lucile Gordon at the Idaville Methodist Church in Idaville, Indiana. She survives.
Survivors include:
His wife of sixty-two (62) years,
Lucile Saylor of Burnettsville, Indiana;

Sons,
Jeff and Jim (wife Lynn) Saylor, both of Burnettsville, Indiana;

Former Daughter-in-laws, Pam Saylor and Jan (husband Mike) Blackburn, both of Burnettsville, Indiana;

Special Niece,
Kay (husband Glenn) Jennings of Monticello, Indiana;

Grandchildren, Jaime (husband Joel) Zumbolo and sons, Aidan and Owen of Greenfield, Indiana,
Nathaniel (wife Ashley) Saylor of Indianapolis, Indiana,
Jessica Saylor of Ellettsville, Indiana,
Amanda Saylor of Appleton, Wisconsin,
James "Nick" Saylor of West Lafayette, Indiana, and
Jacob Saylor of Munice, Indiana;

Step-Granddaughters,
Erin Hallar of Indianapolis, Indiana, and
Emily Hallar of Lafayette, Indiana.

Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Fred L. and Bertha Irene (Sharp) Saylor.
Arrangements by:
Miller-Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana 47960, (574) 583-8488