PLAINVILLE — James J. Slaven, 88, died at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
Born Jan. 21, 1926, in Daviess County, he was the son of James and Lona (Simpson) Slaven.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane. He was a member of Plainville United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alice (Wilson) Slaven; five daughters, Debbie (Jim) Bickley of Odon, Dena (Alan) Linneweber of Newburgh, Tena (Vinnie) Gieselman of Newburgh, Tammy Slaven of Sarasota, Fla., and Marsha Slaven of Washington; grandchildren, Eric and Kelsie Linneweber, Marlee Gieselman and Cody Slaven; and a brother, Richard Slaven of Odon.
He is preceded in death by twin sons, Ronald and Donald Slaven, and 10 brothers and sisters.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gill Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Tipton officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Garden.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Ketcham Memorial Nursing Center or Plainville United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.gillsince1872.com