James E. Kakavecos, age 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and to reunite with his wife, Cleopatra, on Friday evening, October 9, 2015 from the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. He was a resident of Brown County.
James was born in Fruitdale on January 1, 1926, to his parents, the late James E. and Dorothy Amelia (Boren) Kakavecos. He was a 1944 graduate of George Washington High School in Indianapolis and went on to serve as a Private with the United States Army during World War II where he saw action in France, Austria & Germany and received a Bronze Star for his efforts. James married Cleopatra Lawson on June 30, 1956 in Ringgold, Georgia. She preceded him in death on December 28, 2009 after 53 devoted years of marriage.
James is survived by his loving children, Thalia (Kevin) Combs & Rev. Donald (Donna) Kakavecos both of Bargersville, James E. (Deanna) Kakavecos Jr, Christopher (Rita) Kakavecos and Stephen (Amy) Kakavecos all of Brown County. He will be remembered by his sister, Constance Riggs of St. Augustine, FL, and eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchld.
James was preceded in death by a grandson, Wesley James Kakavecos, siblings, Eileen Hatfield, Ruth Mary Kakavecos, Georgiana Kimberlin and Katherine Hensley.
James retired in 1988 as a Printer after 44 years in the printing industry. He started his printing career with Fred A. Bottin, Book Walters, Rogers Type Setting and Western Printing Company all of Indianapolis. He was a founding member of the Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department. James was a Christian and active member of the Morgantown Baptist Church and a past member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Greenwood, First Mt. Pleasant Church in Franklin, the Nashville Baptist Church, Fellowship Baptist Church in Trafalgar and the Grace & Peace Bible Church in Bargersville.
Other memberships include the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6195, American Legion Post 13, where he served as Chaplain and the Brown County Veterans Coalition Honor Guard.
The Rev. Donald Kakavecos will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of James to the Morgantown Baptist Church, 109 E. Elm St. Morgantown, IN 46160 or the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 75 N. Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Kakavecos family at www.meredith-clark.com . Information: (812) 597-4670