James Nairn, 78, Brazil, passed away at 5:50 a.m., July 9, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
He was born March 12, 1930, in Brazil, to David and Christina (Gleonard) Nairn.
He attended Brazil High School. Prior to joining the United States Army, he worked for Natco Clay Factory. While serving his country, he was stationed in Georgia and worked as a medic.
He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1953 and returned to Natco Clay Factory in Brazil until they closed 11 years later.
After returning from active duty, he married Sara Lee, March 21, 1953. At that time, he joined the Laborers and Hod Carriers Union No. 204 until retiring in 1989.
In his free time, Jim enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping as well as spending time with his three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill, Andrew and Jack Nairn and sister Betty Wilson.
He is survived by his wife Sara, daughters Amanda Adkins, Staunton, and Teresa Bemis and husband Melvin, Brazil, grandsons Joseph Adkins, Bill Rogers and Joshua Bemis, great-grandchildren Makayla and Hunter Rogers, step-great-granddaughter Tara Montgomery, brother David Nairn, and sister Jean Howard.
Private graveside services will be at Clear Run Cemetery with Pastor Richard Pippin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 705 Putnam St., Terre Haute, 47802.
To light a candle in his memory, visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com.