James E. Sullivan Jr.
James Edward (Jimmy, Red, Jim) Sullivan Jr., 62, of Lanesville, Ind., left to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at his home while asleep.
Jim was a member of his home church, Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Lanesville. Grandma Sullivan said he cut his teeth on the pew in front of them. Later, he was the adult bringing children to hear of God and his Son. He loved his church family. He loved all children, and we are blessed with a beautiful family. He enjoyed cooking and loved when kids helped. Quote: “You can eat good for cheap if you know how to cook.” I will always miss your cooking.
Jim was a retired truck driver for Sullivan Station, Schneider, C-Jams and A&R Transport, to name a few. He had his first motorcycle by 6. His passion for the wind never ended. He was a member of The Indiana Abate, Region 9, for 19 years that ended in 2011. He supported no helmet laws and participated in Ride for MDA 96, Parking by the Blind Boogie 95 and The Big Dog Run, etc. He was also a member of Kentuckiana HOG for a short while. He also was a member of the Sons of the American Legion for 10 years, which ended with his passing.
Jim never met a stranger. He loved us and prayed for us, and now he’s up above watching out for us.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1957, in Rockford, Ill., to James Sr. and Geraldine Hillis Sullivan.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Sullivan.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Angela (Angie) Gibson Sullivan; children, Michael Geary, David Bachmann (Meagan) and Eva Sullivan; grandchildren, Grayson Geary, Mallorie Mullins and Anna Jean Bachmann; sisters, Bambi Sullivan and Carin Keith (John); sister-in-law, Sheri Asbury; nephews, Zachary Russell and John Keith; nieces, Brittney Keith and Brandy Heck; and many friends and extended family members.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions – New Albany.
His funeral service will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the chapel at the funeral home with cremation to follow according to Jim’s wishes.
The family requests that contributions in Jim’s memory be made to the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 3465 Highway 11, Lanesville, IN 47136.
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