James D. Edgett II
Graveside Service: Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Lakeside Cemetery.
James (Jim) D. Edgett II age 82 of Punta Gorda and of Goodrich Lake in Colon, passed away Monday, August 29, 2022, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
Jim was born on November 28, 1939, in Battle Creek, Michigan, a son of the late James and Margaret (Olmstead) Edgett.
Jim graduated from Howe Military School in 1957. He then attended De Paw University and graduated in 1962. Jim owned and operated B&J Moving for 35 years.
On January 30, 1957, Jim married his wife of 65 years Barbara Kane in Centreville, Michigan.
Jim was a huge Michigan State Spartans fan. He had the privilege to handle the transportation of many Michigan State Football teams and supplies over the years. Jim’s love for the Spartans was almost as big as his love for his German Shorthair Pointers. His love for GSP’s and the Spartans led them to a room named after one of their GSP’s, Daisy. The Daisy Edgett Ophthalmology Room was named after Daisy Edgett for not only her kind loving soul but because of Jim and Barbara’s as well. Jim will be missed by all, especially by his beloved German Shorthair Pointer Siri.
Jim is survived today by his wife Barbara Edgett of Colon, children: Deborah Porter of Portage, James (Therese) Edgett III of Grand Ledge, and Glenn (Jody) Edgett of Grand Ledge, 7 grandchildren: Mandy Porter, Chelsea Lugibihl (Dustin), Rachel Petzold (Steven), James Edgett IV (McKenzie), Megan Barnett (Michael), Leah Edgett, Chandler Edgett, and 2 great grandchildren with another due any day, and his GSP Siri.
Besides his parents James and Margaret Edgett, Jim was preceded in death by his stepmother / mother-in-law Louise Kane Edgett, son in law Roger Porter, and all of his past beloved GSP’s.
Following in Jim’s wish’s cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon. The Edgetts ask that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the MSU Veterinary Ophthalmology Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Memories and condolences can be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com.
August 29, 2022 @ 3:03 pm
Sorry to hear that but lost Jim. I just wanted to let you know that if there is anything I can do for you please let me know .
August 30, 2022 @ 11:47 am
James, I am so sorry for your loss.
September 2, 2022 @ 9:08 am
Deepest Sympathies for the Edgett family. You all are in my thoughts.
September 8, 2022 @ 4:47 pm
Barb and family, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jim. You and Jim were always so good to David and me. Please reach out to me if there’s anything I can do.
Sherry & Dick Filer
September 9, 2022 @ 6:59 pm
To our beloved friend Barb and her extended family, Dick & I share in the loss of a super-soul who was so giving and caring to all who knew him. We were honored to be friends and neighbors and shared memorable times together, full of fun & laughter. He was so proud of his wife & best friend Barb & his whole family! Definitely a life well-lived! ❤️ Dick & Sherry from Punta Gorda, FL
Mark Rowlson, Tennessee Ridge. Tn
October 20, 2022 @ 9:18 pm
Just heard. James will be greatly missed by those who knew him. I was privileged.
October 24, 2022 @ 4:57 pm
Ralph and Jude Harding 10/24/22
We have learned with profound regret of the death of Jim. Just received notice from Howe Milirary . Judy and I wish the best for all of you. Jim and I go back . (1952}
Love you all.