James Harrison Loudermilk, 83, of Brazil died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Clay County Health Center.
Born Sept. 16, 1920, in Brazil, he was the son of James and Pearl Jordan Loudermilk. Following graduation from Brazil High School he entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 19, 1942, where he served in the Pacific Theatre in the 494th Quartermaster Depot Company until October of 1945.
During World War II, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign medals.
He was married to Eloise Mark Loudermilk who preceded him in death in 1989. He worked as a crane operator at Bridgeport Brass until his retirement.
He was a member of American Legion Post 2 and VFW Post 1127. Mr. Loudermilk attended the Community Missionary Church of Brazil.
His parents; his wife; two brothers, Winfield Scott Loudermilk and Judson Loudermilk; and a sister, Ruth Bruer, preceded him in death.
He is survived by one daughter, Jayne Winn and husband, Al; a son, Mark Loudermilk and wife, Patti, all of Brazil; one granddaughter, Dawn Levy, and husband, Sean ,of Marshall, Ill.; one great grandson, Dustin Levy; and one brother, Luther Loudermilk of Virginia.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Bill Brown officiating.
Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Clay County Historical Society.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.moorefuneralhome.us for more information or to send a card of condolence.