James “Jim” L. Ault Jr., 69, Kokomo, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at IU Health in Indianapolis. God called upon a hero, Jim, who served his country and family as a beloved husband, father, son, brother and grandfather who will never be forgotten. Jim was born on March 15, 1944, in Miami, Fla., to Eunice Mae and James L. Ault Sr. Jim was a kind-hearted, respectful man who was loved by many people who had the pleasure of knowing him.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Richards) Ault, who stood by his side for 48 years; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jeff Ingram; son and daughter-in-law, John and Ashley Ault; grandchildren, Alyssa and Addison Ingram, Allison and Andrew Ault, Haley and Jeremiah Pryor; one great-grandson, Jonas Pryor; sisters, Peggy (Burr) Sheveily, Judy (Marvin) Harrison; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice Mae and James Ault Sr.
He served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Chrysler in 1995. He served as second vice chairman of local 685 retirees committee. He was a lifetime member of the DAV, VFW Post 8035, American Legion Post 317, Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization. He was the commander of VFW 8035 for several years, founder of Operation Flag Drop, member of the Forty and Eight, he was a previous member of the Kokomo Bass Busters for several years. He was a volunteer for Jim “Moose” Carden Kids Fishing Clinic since its inception. He enjoyed teaching flag etiquette classes at schools, churches and numerous organizations within the community.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory at 1315 W. Lincoln Road in Kokomo, with Steve Cole officiating services. Entombment will follow funeral services at Sunset Memory Gardens with military honors. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.stoutandson.com. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Jim Ault to the Jim “Moose” Carden Kids Fishing Clinic or Indiana University Organ Transplant Center. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.