James "Jim" D. Mantle, age 85, of Beaufort formerly of Linn, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at his home.
Jim was born on January 24, 1927 in Linn, a son to the late Rhey and Mary (Gilbert) Mantle.
Jim was a graduate of Linn High School. Jim was a US Army veteran, serving in the Pacific theater during the final months of World War II. He later was stationed in Korea.
On September 25, 1948, Jim was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Voss in Linn. She survives of the home.
Jim worked several years in car sales and was of the Christian faith. He was a member of Linn Masonic Lodge #326 A. F. & A. M.
He enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. A big part of Jim's family included his border collie, "Bo" and his cat, "Kitty".
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by: two daughters, Judy Mantle of San Diego, CA. and Elaine and her husband Larry Johns of Beaufort; one brother, Don and his wife Clara Mantle of Peoria, AZ; four grandchildren, Johnnie and Jimmy McCabe and Eugene "Gene" and Tim Mantle; eight great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by: one son, James Rhey "Willy" Mantle; three brothers, Buell "B.A.", Larry and Clifford Mantle and two sisters, Betty Mantle and Ragine "Jean" Hubach.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Masonic services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday followed by the funeral service with Rev. Diane Hazard officiating. Full military honors will follow the services.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Stroke Foundation.