James L. York

Sunday, February 12, 2017

James L. York, 69, of Greencastle, passed away at the Putnam County Hospital Friday morning, Feb.10, 2017, ending his valiant battle with heart failure.

He was the son of Donald S. and Olive M. (Robertson) York, born April 19, 1947 in Greencastle, was a 1965 graduate of Greencastle High School.

He married Sharon Littrell on Aug. 12, 1967 and they enjoyed 49 years of marriage.

He worked at IBM for 27 years until he retired from there in 1993. He then became the proud owner-operator of his own semi until he retired for the final time in 2009.

In the 1980s, he coached Pee Wee football and he earned his private pilot license at the Putnam County Airport.

During his lifetime, Jim enjoyed numerous activities, such as riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycles, racing go-karts and stock cars, riding horses with his wife, family and his buddies, proudly known as the “Over the Hill Gang” and enjoying boating and traveling with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and his mother, Donald and Olive York, and grandson Tyler James Adams.

He is survived by wife Sharon, sons Jeff (Angie) York and Brad (Melissa Lientz) York and daughter Debbie (Tom Franklin) Adams, all of Greencastle; brother Richard (Judy) York of Greencastle; brothers-in-law Steve (Bertha) Littrell of Avon and Melvin (Dao) Littrell of Chicago; 10 grandchildren, Joe (Nikki) York, Levi York, Courtney (Austin) Trotter, Amber York, Trey Adams, Katelyn York, Rachel York, Chris Parkerson, Sierra Parkerson and Britney Parkerson; one great-grandson, Zayden Trotter; nieces Cathy (Todd) Crosby, Sandy (John) Thompson and Maureen Littrell; nephews Rick (Shelli) York and Ken (Shelby) Littrell; and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of Jim’s life will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, 602 E. Washington St., Greencastle.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at the time of wife Sharon’s passing at the Little Walnut Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.Bittles and Hurt.com.