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James Joe "Jim" Kight

November 4, 1942 — February 19, 2021

James Joe “Jim” Kight, age 78 of Williamsport, IN, passed away at 9:42 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette after a long battle with COPD.


Jim was born on November 4, 1942 in Williamsport, IN. He was the son of George and Lola (Chaffin) Strong. Jim attended grade school at Cayuga and Williamsport He was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School. Jim married Bonnie Russell on September 17, 1967 at the Catlin Methodist Church and she survives.


Jim worked at Harrison Steel Casting Company in Attica from 1961 until 2007, retiring as a foreman in charge of scheduling. He served for 6 years with the Indiana National Guard in Boswell, IN. Jim was a member of the Williamsport United Methodist Church.


Jim coached little league and babe ruth baseball for 8 years. He was an avid golfer. Jim enjoyed watching western movies and especially enjoyed Bruce Willis and Clint Eastwood. He was a die-hard Cubs fan and was a fan of the Chicago Bears, Indiana University men’s basketball, and Purdue University women’s basketball. Jim took great pride in taking care of his yard and his cars. He was an animal lover and enjoyed spoiling his cat Eddie. Jim was the love of Bonnie’s life and will be greatly missed by his family.


Surviving with his wife, Bonnie, are,

1 son, David R. Kight (fiancé: Ashley Kendricks) of Crawfordsville, IN;

1 granddaughter, Ainsley James Kight of Crawfordsville, IN

2 soon-to-be grandchildren, Will Kendricks and Claire Kendricks, both of Crawfordsville, IN


Jim was preceded in death by his parents and step-sister, Martha Crumley.


Visitation will be Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Williamsport Christian Church from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. with Minister Jesse Stoner officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paws N Claws or Warren County Community Foundation. Funeral service can be viewed online at

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