OBITUARY

James Russell Gullett, III

18 March, 196219 July, 2020

James Russell Gullett, III.,

58, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 19, 2020. Jim was born March 18, 1962 in Columbia City, Indiana the son of James Russell, II and Karen (Wysong) Gullett. He was a motor winder with Brehob Corporation for 25 years. Jim was a member of the son of American Legion Post 253 in North Webster, Indiana. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed going to the Indy 500 every year. He attended 51 consecutive Indy 500 races. He is survived by his wife, Lee Gullett, sons; Arie (Christina) and Evan Gullett; mother, Karen Miracle and step-father, Gary Miracle; sister, Kirsten (George) Fink; nieces and nephews; Aunt Wanda Wysong; Uncle John Gullett; Aunt Joann (Rex) Reid; Aunt Jean (Ray) Auker; and several cousins. Jim is preceded in death by his father, James Russell Gullett, II. A private family and friend gathering is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to these causes:

Doberman Assistance, Rescue, and Education; https://www.dobe.net/donate/ or

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum; https://indyracingmuseum.org/join-and-give/donate/

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Matthew Gullett

August 4, 2020

While Jim and I didn’t see eye to eye on Norte Dame (and other things), we shared a childhood love of the Cubs because of our dads. We also shared an affinity for chiles (anything spicy really), BBQ, golf, and sports in general. Talking with Jim was never dull. On more than one occasion I’d find myself arriving home from work wondering what happened to my 1.5 hour commute.

But I cherished my “Jim time” most when reliving old family memories with him. His almost encyclopedic recall of the lives of his relatives made him my touchstone for family history. Thanks to Jim I learned things about my departed father that I otherwise would have never known. Few times in my life I have felt as proud as when he would say, “You sound just like your dad.”

While his passing has left an empty spot in our family’s life at the moment, our family history is all the richer because of his role in it. I miss my cousin.

Love you, Jim.

James Huber

July 26, 2020

Enjoyed the time I went to the 1997 Indy 500 with you and we got to see Arie get his 2nd win. You had lots of memories from your 51 races. RIP and drink some milk. 🏁🏁🏁

Daniel Colson

July 25, 2020

Eating brie cheese on Clearwater Beach listen to The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Jim and Lee !.

Max Mendiola

July 24, 2020

James was a very kind man. When I first started high school, I befriended Arie and eventually was able to hang out at his house. It just felt like James took me as his own sometimes whenever I was around him, I felt comfortable in his presence. He offered me food to bring home and whatnot...my mother never had much friends but she actually liked him because of all the good he did for me when I was around. Even though I haven't been around he always had a very special place in my heart. I'm so sorry Arie and Evan. It's nothing but love from me.

Deb Lovellette

July 24, 2020

Remembering old times, and the fun we had at King's Island.
I'm glad Patti and I stopped in to see you few years ago. A life gone too soon.

Darryl Smith

July 23, 2020

I met Jim in Florida and stayed in touch through my brother. He welcomed me into his home every year for the 500 for quite a few years. We had some great times and a lot of laughs. I still have the pigstick he gave me to help master the grill! My condolences to his family and friends.

Maryann Gallagher-Little

July 23, 2020

I worked with James at Brehob and he always had a smile on his face and so pleasant to work with. He will definitely be dearly missed. I pray that his family finds peace and comfort in this time of need.

Ronnie McGuire

July 22, 2020

Oh dear brother what a blessing it was to reconnect with you when our boys were at Purdue! I will always remember the fun times and your wit all the way back to junior high school! Missing you always and blessed you are just memories away! Love and care to you and your family always!

Rob Taylor

July 22, 2020

Jim was a great friend and workmate of mine for many years. He had a wit and sense of humor that outdid most people’s; just ask him, and he’d tell you!! His infectious personality endeared many, but he could also be counted on as a confidante and true friend, as well. 😁 I will miss him terribly. 😔

God bless you, Jimmy “Dean” Gullett. I called you that because you really was cool, and a true grill master, as well!! You always said that if you could just drive a golf cart in Heaven, that you would be truly happy, and maybe a little barbecue sauce on the side too, just for good measure, of course.

Please find peace, comfort, and eternal happiness, dear friend. 👍🏎 ⛳️🥩😎

Love always,

Rob “fluffy” Taylor.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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