James H. Stockman, 77, of Greenwood, passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.
Jim was born June 30, 1939, to the late Wallace and Esther Stockman, in Williston, North Dakota. His early years were spent on his parents’ farm in Alamo, North Dakota.
Jim and his brothers all attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He participated in band, football, basketball and wrestling and graduated from Williston High School. Jim attended North Dakota State University, graduating with a double major in mathematics and history. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
After spending two years as a lieutenant in the United States Army, Jim began his career at Trane Company in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He moved to Indianapolis and became a partner with Information Dynamics Inc. Jim also spent several years in the sales group of Digital Equipment. He retired as a broker with Hilliard Lyons in Indianapolis.
Jim’s positive life affected many people. Over the years, he enjoyed active committee participation of church organizations. He was a past president and board member of the Downtown Indianapolis Optimist Club as well as the Greater Greenwood Arts Council, and was a founding member and officer with the Castlewood Singers.
Jim is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandy, and their daughters, Diane Allen, Lori Hahn (Paul), Cheryl Moreira (Phil), Nancy Naber (Michael) and Jean Romfo (Bret), along with seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Howard, Gene and Jerry.
His wishes for cremation were honored, with arrangements handled by Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service.
A Celebration of Life for Jim will be conducted at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Homestead Room of The Sycamore at Mallow Run, 7070 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville. The visitation gathering will be from 1 to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, IN 46143.
You are invited to read Jim’s obituary at wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the guest book or share a personal message for the family.