James “Jim” Milton Childers, 75, died March 24th, 2017 in Sheridan, IN following a brief illness.
Jim’s life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children: Son Jason Lee Childers (wife Julie Snethen Childers), grandchildren Josie and Justin Childers; son Guy Scott Childers (wife Anita Wallace Childers), grandchildren Jacob and Audia Childers, step-grandchildren Jared and Michael McVey, step-great grandchildren Liam and Gunner McVey and a myriad of wonderful brothers and sisters-in-law.
Jim was born May 4th, 1941 to Chester Paul and Mary Florence Timmons Childers. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1959 and went on to marry the love of his life, Monna Rose Olds in June of 1963. Early in their marriage Jim and Monna enjoyed going to horse shows and were inspired to become owners of several standard bread race horses. In the 80s, they owned and operated a horse supply business. Jim owned a roofing and water proofing company throughout the 70’s and in 1970 went to work for Public Service Indiana (now Duke Energy) where he worked for 40 years before retiring in 2010. Jim’s son Jason followed in his fathers footsteps by becoming a lineman at Duke for which Jim was proud. Outside of work, Jim traveled the country for over 12 years with his good friend David Steele, racing sprint cars, silver crown cars and midget race cars. When he wasn’t racing (whether it be on four legs or four tires), you could find Jim at his son Scott’s body shop on Main Street or out running tow trucks. Anyone who knew Jim could see how compassionate of a person he was. This was evident by the way he cared for his wife, his family and his animals. Jim lived a full life and will be remembered as a loving father, husband and overall good person.
A calling is scheduled for March 30th from 4-6pm with a funeral to follow. The service will be held at The Bible Church and will be officiated by Rev. Harrell Wilson. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Sisterhood United for Journeyman Lineman in honor of James Childers.