James Haney, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 7:42 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, in Lima.
He was born on April 28, 1939, in Hardin County, to Fred and Myrtle (Arnett) Haney and they preceded him in death. He married Ann Briley on May 21, 1967, and she survives in Wapakoneta. James retired from Sheller Globe/Superior Coach Division in Lima after 25 years. He was a US Army veteran serving from 1962-1964 in South Korea. James formerly attended the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of Alger. He was a 1957 graduate of Alger High School. He loved to play all sports, especially basketball and baseball. He loved the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Surviving are a son, James Edward â€śEddieâ€ť Haney of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Dawn (Kevin) Warner of Wapakoneta and Darla Haney of Lima; two sisters, Irene (Jim) Oen of Wapakoneta and Jean (Bob) Halsell of Kenton; five grandchildren, Kala Warner, Sara Warner, Aubrey Granot, Renee Huddleston and Alex Huddleston; and one great granddaughter, Violet Granot.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Haney; a daughter, Dianne Haney; three brothers, Carl, Charles and Elmer Haney; and three sisters, Ruby Haney, Ethel Sawyer and Hazel Collins.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger, with Rev. Becky Sunday officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, in Alger. Graveside Military Service to be performed by the Ada VFW Post #9381 Honor Guard.
Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral service, from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donorâ€™s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com