THOMPSONTOWN - James Edward "Jim" Eby, 68, of Thompsontown, and formerly of Rockville, went peacefully to rest at 3:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born on Feb. 1, 1944, in Lewistown, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Charles L. and Christiana R. (Derr) Eby. He shared more than 47 years of marriage with his first wife, Charlene L. (Singley) Eby, whom he married on May 4, 1963, before she preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2010. On Aug. 4, 2012, he married his surviving wife, Kimberly M. (Noldin) Warner Eby.
Also surviving are: his children, Mike Eby and his wife, Donna, Gina Bell and her husband, Greg, all of Mifflintown, Todd Eby, of Lewistown, Michelle Rhodes and her husband, Doug, of Shippensburg, and Jimmy Eby and his wife, Karen, of Sevierville, Tenn.; stepchildren, Amanda Howard and her husband, Tom, of Port Royal, and Jessica Fite and her husband, Gary, of Thompsontown; a brother, Richard Eby and his wife, Janet, of Yeagertown; a sister, Maryann Eby and her husband, Celo Lauver, of Harrisburg; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
One brother, C. Leonard Eby, preceded him in death.
Mr. Eby proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown, and the J. E. Bowen AmVets Post 122, Thompsontown. He was an avid supporter of the Port Royal Speedway, where he held various positions, including track steward and wrecker operator.
Jim loved telling stories and making others laugh and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Chris Buttery officiating. Interment will follow in the Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown, where the Juniata County Veterans Council will accord full military burial honors.
There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Mr. Eby's memory may be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus School, 9 N Brown St, Lewistown, PA 17044.
Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.