James W. Whipple, 91, of Lyndonville, N.Y. passed away peacefully at the Martin-Linsin Residence, Albion, N.Y. on Thursday April 25, 2019.
James (Jim) was born on July 27, 1927 in Lyndonville, N.Y. to Walter and Martha Whipple.
A graduate of Lyndonville High School and Bryant and Stratton Business Institute, he joined his family’s business (Crosby-Whipple Oil Corp.) in Lyndonville. He enlisted in the Army and served in Japan during the Korean War. After discharge from the Army, he returned to Lyndonville and married Janet Peters. Together they had three children, James R., William and Catherine. After the unfortunate passing of Janet, Jim met and married widow Carolyn Francis of Middleport and became the loving father of her children Robert, Kathryn, Jeffrey and Nancy. Jim and Carolyn’s daughter Jeanne completed their family of eight children. Jim was a 65-year member of American Legion Post 1603 (Lyndonville, N.Y.). He was also a long-time member of the Lyndonville Lions Club, the Lyndonville United Methodist Church and served on the Board of the Yates Community Library. During his retirement, Jim was a volunteer driver for the Veteran’s Administration assisting veterans in need of transportation to medical appointments.
Jim is survived by his children Robert (Mary) Francis, Kathryn (Vern Stein) Francis, Jeffrey (Maureen) Francis, James (Jeanne) Whipple, William (Yvette Kemp) Whipple, Nancy (Phil Hainline) Francis, Catherine (Vic) LaBrecque and Jeanne (Scott) Goetze, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Loving father, grandfather and friend, Jim will be missed by all who knew him.
Relatives and friends may call at Bogan-Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St., Lyndonville on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM. A private burial will follow at Lynhaven Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St., Lyndonville on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10 AM.
Memorial gifts may be made in Jim’s name to the American Legion Post 1603; Or to: The United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St., Lyndonville N.Y. 14098; Or to: Hospice of Orleans County, P.O. Box 489, Albion, N.Y. 14411.
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