James Edwin McWhirt, Jr., 86 years old, of Sims, Indiana went to his heavenly home April 8, 2022. James was born April 16, 1935 in Gas City, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. McWhirt, Sr. and Marie L. (Hyatt) Poole, son, Raymond Ward McWhirt and a sister, June Davis. He joined the United States Army and honorably served his country from January 11, 1954 to June 4, 1957. He was Army Airborne and Special Forces Ranger. He received the National Defense Service medal, Marksman and Sharpshooter medals.
He was a self-employed mechanic and truck driver he had a band called the Sound Masters in the 1970’s. He loved to play his guitar and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Linda L. (Baker) McWhirt of Sims, Indiana. His children: Marsha Kratzer of LaFontaine, Indiana and Floyd D. McWhirt of North Manchester, Indiana. 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Committal will take place later at Marion National Cemetery.
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