James "Jim" Howard Galbraith, 94, died peacefully on July 15, 2015, at the Rawlins House in Pendleton. He was born on May 29, 1921, to William and Dora Galbraith in Lawrence County, Ind.
He moved to Anderson, when he was three years old, where he remained his entire life, except for brief Navy-related deployments. He married his childhood sweetheart, Rosalie Dries Galbraith, on May 4, 1946, she precedes him in death.
Jim was an exceptional handyman and could build anything. He loved to garden and when he was younger, he repaired watches in his spare time.
He retired from Delco Remy in 1986, after 45 years, of employment. He served in the Navy in World War II and was called back to duty during the Korean War. He loved to joke that he enlisted in the Navy to see the world and all he saw was Florida. Jim was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church in Anderson for more than 60 years.
He is survived by his three children, Jeff, Tim (Trina) and Tonya (John Goss); two nieces; a nephew and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his four older siblings and parents.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Christ Lutheran Church, 2751 N. Scatterfield Rd in Anderson. The funeral service will follow visitation, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Kitchen Remodel Fund.
A special thank you to the kindest angels at the Rawlins House north wing, who looked after our Dad with compassion and respect for more than four weeks and to St. Vincent's Hospice Services who helped him leave this earth with dignity.