Jimmy E. Benedict, 85, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 10:26 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua.
He was born on July 29, 1936, in Farmington, Iowa, the son of Russell Newton and LaVanchie Marie (Bartholomew) Benedict. On January 21, 1962, he married Freda Mae Riley at Bonaparte Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on November 11, 2020.
Survivors include his daughter: Sandra (Lonnie) Turner of Farmington, Iowa; two grandchildren: Meagon Alyse Turner of Iowa City, Iowa, Austin James (fiancé Kensee) Turner of Fairfield, Iowa; great grandchild: Novalyn Grace Turner, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Freda; daughter Carrie Jo Benedict; brother Joe Benedict; sister Pasty Ann McManis; niece Debbie Benedict Polson and nephews Joe McManis and Michael McManis, and several cousins.
Jim worked as a supervisor for Iowa Prison Industries in Fort Madison, IA, Kaiser Agra Center, and Fruehauf Corporation. He was a United States Navy veteran and served as a boatswain’s mate. He was a member of the Farmington American Legion for over fifty years and a former member of the Farmington Jaycees and Farmington Fire Department. Jim was an avid arrowhead and mushroom hunter. He enjoyed living on the farm, fishing, bird hunting, and baseball. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play sports.
Visitation will be from noon to 7:00 p.m. at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, with family meeting friends from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington with Pastor Larry Shipley officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenglade Cemetery in Farmington with full military rites by the Farmington American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Ball Association or Farmington American Legion.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.