Jim was born June 3, 1949, to Elmer 'Bud' and Rosemary DeHart. Jim served in the Indiana Air National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He retired from Duke Energy in 2007 after 37 1/2 years of service. Jim loved the outdoors, his dogs, his Harley, playing golf, and his grandchildren were the apple of his eye.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Pierson DeHart and nephew Brad DeHart. Other survivors include his wife of 41 years Barbara DeHart, Terre Haute, Ind., Sons Scott DeHart, Columbus, Ohio, Ryan (Libby) DeHart, Terre Haute, Ind., and Chris (Melissa) DeHart, Brazil, Ind., brothers Bill DeHart, Terre Haute, Ind., Bob (Judy) DeHart, Plainfield, Ind., grandchildren Zachary Duggins, Rylee DeHart, Mason DeHart, Lucas DeHart, Ethan DeHart, Tori DeHart and Addi DeHart.
The funeral services will take place at 1:00 P.M. Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Seelyville with burial to follow at Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Moore Funeral Home in Brazil, Ind., has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.moorefuneralhomes.com.