Obituary for J.C. Napier


J.C. Napier

JC Napier

JC Napier, 83 of Pierceton, Indiana passed away at 8:15 pm Thursday, June 13, 2013 in his residence.

On December 5, 1929, he was born in Keokee, Virginia to Milton and Beatrice (Stewert) Napier. He married Kaylene (England) Johnson on May 29, 1977 in North Judson, Indiana, who survives.

JC was born and raised in Keokee, Virginia and then moved to Culver, Indiana in his late teens. He worked in carpentry and was a specialist at Culver Military Academy where he retired from and later he also retired from Da-Lite Screen Company, Warsaw.

He was a member of Northern Little Dove Church, Pierceton where he was a clerk for over twenty five years and he enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling to see those who were sick and in need of fellowship. JC was well loved by so many people; he loved his family, friends and church. He loved socializing with those he loved.

He is survived by his wife, Kaylene Napier, Pierceton; four daughters, C. Beatrice (and spouse Alan H.) Wentzel, Kewanna, Susan Ruth (and spouse Lannie) Stecher, Nappanee, Cynthia L. (and spouse Neil) Wilkinson, South Whitley and Rita K. (and spouse Robert) Young, Elkhart; three sons, Billy G. (and spouse Phyllis) Napier, Monterey, James G. (and spouse Barbara) Napier, Culver and Greg (and spouse Pam) Johnson, Woodlawn, Tennessee; four sisters, Joan (and spouse Junior) Bush, Keokee, Virginia, Ann (and spouse Russell) Bush, Closplint, Kentucky, Jean (and late spouse Erle) Collins, Martinsville and Sharon Napier, Keokee, Virginia; two brothers, Bill Napier, Detroit, Michigan and Rex Berl (and spouse Brenda) Napier, Eastbank, West Viirginia; twenty grandchildren, John David (and spouse Nicole) Wentzel, Stephanie E. (and spouse Mark) Keller, Emily M. (and spouse William) Dilts, Alison E. (and spouse Michael) Sehstedt, Shari (and spouse Edward) Bugayong, Shawn Sterkenson, Billy Napier II, Tyler Napier, Rebecca Stotler, Phillip (and spouse Cristy) Stotler, Paula (and spouse Kyle) Hochstetler, Todd Napier, Neil Napier, Denise Napier, Joshua P. Wilkinson, Caleb Wilkinson, Garrett Johnson, Kaylee (Paige) Johnson, Connor M. Young and Haylee N. Young; forty two great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. JC leaves behind many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Beatrice Napier; his brothers and sisters, George Napier, Janet Kelly, Merle Napier, Ed (Poe), Bob Napier, Evan Napier and Luvella Napier and a great grandson, Gunner Johnson.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, June 17, 2013 at Northern Little Dove Church, Pierceton with Elder Russell Hicks, Elder Morris Wicker, Elder Estill Hamilton, Elder Harvey Tuttle and Elder Tom Vanzant to lead in prayer.

Visitation hours will be from 1:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, June 16, 2013 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw and visitation from 10:00 until the time of service at Northern Little Dove Church, Pierceton.

Memorial contributions are to be made to Northern Little Dove Church, Pierceton, Indiana.



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