James R. Avery

August 24, 1944July 29, 2012

James R. Avery died unexpectedly at his home in Oolitic, IN on July 29, 2012. He was 67 years old. Jim was born in Herrin, IL to the late James Loren and Nellie Weddle Avery. He worked at RCA/Thomson for more than 40 years before retiring in 2000.Jim was an avid IU sports fan and he loved mushroom hunting. Jim will be dearly missed by his friends and most of all, his family.He is survived by his six children; James “Jim” Avery, Angela Avery, Virginia “Ginger”Avery Long and companion Paul Fleener, April Avery, Andy Avery and Brittany Avery Hudson and husband Steve.Jim is also survived by 9 grandchildren and two brothers; Mike Barrow and Danny Barrow and his sister-in-law Rita Barrow. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Felicia Avery, his brother Billy Barrow and his sister Mary Margaret Barrow.Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. in Day Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12 p.m. also in the funeral home followed by burial in Clover Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2012

James R. Avery

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April Avery

August 15, 2013

Thinking of you...

April Avery

July 19, 2013

Almost a year since you left us Dad.. I still miss you with all my heart.

Angela Pederson

July 16, 2013

Great man lost to this world. El Paso mourns him.

Sarah Bush-Bruce

August 13, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you face this hard time .

April Avery

August 2, 2012

I miss my dad very much. The sadness that fills my heart is almost unbearable. He will always be a part of me and I'll cherish the memories and times we had. I miss and love you dad always and forever....

August 2, 2012

Jim was my boss at RCA/Thomson for many years. He always had a smile for everyone. A friend to everyone. May he rest in peace. Sorry to hear of his passing. Our prayers to his family.

Vera & Tony Heiner--Port Charlotte Florida

August 1, 2012

My condolences to the family. He was a good friend and a great co-worker at RCA. GARY WRAY

Ryan Johnson

August 1, 2012

My thoughts r with the family . I was practically raised with Jim. A lot of good memories fishing with him at the lake . He will be missed .

Bobbi (Johnson) Bolk

August 1, 2012

To the family , my heart go out to each of you. Jim was a good man . He was a part of my family for nine years . We shared a lot of good times and I will cherish each and every one of them . He had a great sense of humor . He will be sadly missed and never forgotton . My thoughts and prayers to all of u .

Jamie (Peters) Adams

August 1, 2012

My condolences and prayers to Jim's family. Jim felt like a part of our family for many years. I will always remember his smile and the laughter he could fill a room with.