Mr. James Ray “Jim” Pompa, age 84, of Lamb, Indiana, entered this life on December 20, 1934 in Muncie, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late, Angelo Raphael “Ray” and Gladys May (Benbow) Pompa. He was raised in Muncie, Indiana where he was a 1952 graduate of Muncie Central High School. Jim completed a four year apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Electrician. Jim was united in marriage on June 13, 1954, in Muncie, Indiana, to Ella Jane “EJ” Simpson. This happy union was blessed with two daughters, Debbie and Peggy and a son, Joe. Jim and EJ shared nearly 65 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed as a journeyman electrician in 1953 for Local Union #855 in Muncie, Indiana, serving 11 years of service. Jim was employed in 1964 for General Motors Chevy Plant in Muncie, Indiana, retiring as Senior Plant Manager after 22 1/2 years of service. He resided in the Vevay community since 1997 and attended Union Baptist Church in Lamb, Indiana. Jim will be remembered for his love of flying, boating and motorcycles. Jim passed away at 11:10 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his residence.
Jim will be missed by his daughters, Debbie Coers and her husband, Mark of Muncie, IN and Peggy Fisher and her husband, Jeff of Eaton, IN; his son, Joe Pompa and his wife, Beth of Rose Hill, KS; his grandchildren, Bryce Coers, Natalie Mathes and her husband, Scott, Erik Fisher and his wife, Adrienne, Lindsay Hack and her husband, Todd, Craig Fisher and his wife, Kinsie, Adam Pompa and his fiancée, Kelsey Williams and Andrew Pompa and his wife, Ashley; his great-grandchildren, Norah Mathes, Mitchell Mathes, Brooks Mathes, Emma Fisher, Haley Fisher, Alex Fisher, Carter Hack, Jackson Hack, Graham Fisher, Seth Fisher, Kallen Pompa and his nephews, Joe and Father James and his niece, Kelly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo Raphael “Ray” and Gladys May (Benbow) Pompa; his sister, Peggy Lane and his nephew, Danny Lane.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 3:30 pm, by Rev. Mike Barnes at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Friends may call 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church or the Women’s Giving Circle c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com