Feb. 20, 1933 - Oct. 2, 2013
ELKHART — James L. Edgerton, 80, of Elkhart, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.
James was born Feb. 20, 1933, to David and Alberta (Carter) Edgerton in Lyons, Ga.
In 1958, he married Gloria Hansbrough. She survives.
James is also survived by a son, Shaun (Erin) Edgerton of Elkhart; sister Iris (Gary) Johnson of Elkhart; a granddaughter, Brookelyn Edgerton; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by grandchildren Blake and Chase.
James proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked for the city of Elkhart as an industrial engineer, before retiring in 1999. He was a member of St. James AME Church, Border Club, Kappa Alpha Psi and the VFW.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Services will be at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at St. James AME Church. The Rev. Jennifer Tinsley will officiate. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery.
Online condolences may be directed to www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.