James B. Samuels, age 95, a resident of Greenfield, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born on Oct. 29, 1915, in Greenfield, to the late Martin F. and Gertrude (Gambrel) Samuels.
James was a manager at the Kroger of Knightstown and retired in 1971 from Adam’s Road Machinery (Westinghouse Air Brake) as a material control handler for 30 years. He was an active lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church where he was a teacher of adult Sunday school, deacon, and elder. He was also a 60 year member of the Hancock Lodge 101 F&AM, Greenfield, a former explorer scout leader, and active in photography.
He is survived by his son, Phillip (Carol) Samuels of Greenfield; sister, Verla Davis of Greenfield; grandsons, Douglas Samuels of Grabill, Ind., Dr. Brain (Anna) Samuels of Indianapolis; two step-grandsons, David W. (Rebecca) Young II of Seattle, Wash., Joseph K. Young of Chicago, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren, Raegan and T.J. Samuels.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Wauneta M. Samuels.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel in Greenfield. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the funeral home, with Pastor John Paulson officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 W. South St. Greenfield, IN 46140.
Online condolences may be shared at www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com