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James McComb, Sr.

   James Johnson McComb, Sr., 92, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25 at Friends Fellowship Community.

   He was born in Lafayette, Indiana on June 13, 1927, the son of Harvey G. & Eva Johnson McComb. He was a graduate of West Lafayette High School and earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He was a US Navy veteran.

   Mr. McComb enjoyed a 39-year career with Perfect Circle, serving 19 years as plant manager before his retirement. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Richmond Noon Lions Club, Junior Achievement and Habitat For Humanity. He enjoyed antique cars and was a member of the Centerville Car Club. He enjoyed woodworking, reading, traveling and flying to the point of taking flying lessons.

   Mr. McComb will be missed by his wife, the former Miriam A. Miller, whom he married 69 years ago on February 18, 1951; sons, James Johnson McComb, Jr. & wife, Patty, Andrew Joseph McComb & wife, Cindy, Richard Alan McComb & wife, Jean and Thomas Daniel McComb & wife, Cindi; grandchildren, Ryan J. McComb, Phillip A. McComb, Justin M. McComb, Kate M. McComb, Leah E. McComb, Kelsie J. McComb and Thomas J. McComb; great-grandchildren, Gavin James, Gabriel Lee, Grayson Isaac, Evan Bradley, Seth Andrew, Reagan Elizabeth, Aislyn Madison, Jackson Joseph and Rosalind Sofia,; brother, David McComb and several nieces & nephews.

   Mr. McComb was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mary Jo Pauls and one brother, Harvey McComb.

   Mr. McComb’s family appreciates the care he received from the staff at Friends Fellowship, especially their successful efforts to protect him and Miriam from COVID-19.

   Mr. McComb will be laid to rest in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester. His family will observe private services.

   Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Richmond Lions Club, 1649 Boston Road, Richmond, IN 47374 or Habitat For Humanity, 1114 South F Street, Richmond, IN 47374.


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Northside Church of Christ Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM


Sorry to hear of Jims passing. We so much enjoyed meeting and interacting with you and Jim at Friends Fellowship Community. The two of you were also such wonderful friends for my dad. The three of you ate many meals together and kept the conversation lively with a wide range of topics. You also shared newspapers, magazines and books continuing to be lifetime learners, able to discuss current events and ancient history. Miriam, we also appreciate your careful observation and concerns for my dads health.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
John & Paula Hartman

John & Paula Hartman May 29 2020 12:00 AM

I was very sad to read of Jim's death. You and your family will be in our love and prayers.
I appreciated working with Jim at Habitat for Humanity. He was very compassionate and thoughtful as he and Pat James worked with the Habitat families. I also appreciated Jim's (and your) friendship and support as we worked and worshiped together at Central United Methodist Church.
Rev. Eldon Harzman

Rev. Eldon Harzman May 27 2020 12:00 AM

Heartfelt sympathy to the family of Jim McComb, especially Andy, Cindy, Justin, and Kate, who were long time neighbors. I remember working with Jim on a Habitat project. He was a dedicated worker. May you all be comforted by many folks who care about you.

Judy Godfrey May 27 2020 12:00 AM

Jim was the Plant Manager at the Perfect Circle Liner Foundry for many years. He was my direct supervisor. In my 38 years at P.C., I never worked for a kinder, more considerate person in manufacturing. He made a lasting impression on me and many others. A brilliant Purdue Engineer and a gentle giant. I will miss him.

Tony Angilella May 27 2020 12:00 AM

To Miriam and family: Please accept our Sympathy. Jim was a super fellow and a fine Lions Club member for many years. It was a pleasure to know him and to work on projects with Lions. He will certainly be missed. May God grant you and the family comfort at this time. Jim and Sandra Resh

Jim Resh May 27 2020 12:00 AM

To Jim, Andy, Rick, and Tom, so sorry to hear a out the passing of your father. May God hold you all in the palm of God's hand during this time.

Tom Peters May 27 2020 12:00 AM