James Everett Denton

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Obituaries in Indianapolis, IN | The Indianapolis Star

James Everett Denton, 77, of Indianapolis, Indiana, peacefully passed away Friday, January 12, 2024, at his home.

Jim (or Jimmy as many called him) was born February 19, 1946, in Springfield, Illinois to Eileen Denton Sieveking.

He graduated in 1965 from Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jim retired from IndyGo where he worked for 39 years as a coach operator and training instructor. He was President of the Amalgamated Transit Union 1070 for 3 of those years. Jim was selected as a 2002 Winter Olympic driver in Salt Lake City to drive athletes and spectators to and from events; he even got to hold the Olympic torch.

A love for God started in Jim as a young man. In his early 20’s, he dedicated many years to caring for foster children. He was a youth leader at Independent Nazarene Church in Beech Grove, Indiana, and played Judas for several years in the annual Living Last Supper play.

Survivors include his wife, Angie Denton of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter, Cathy Gerlach (James) of Carmel, Indiana; daughter, Margot Cummings of Indianapolis, Indiana; son, Colin Fisher of Ohio.

Grandchildren: Samantha Gloudemans (James) of Bloomington, Indiana; Kayla Gerlach, Katrina Gerlach, Jordan Fisher, Michelle Houston, Mykel Houston, all of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sister, Karen Ruble of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother, Kevin Ridge of McCrory, Arkansas; and Aunt Patricia “Pat” (Don) Singleton of Green Valley, Arizonia.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Eileen Denton Sieveking and his grandmother, Anna Louise Snow Redding.

Dr. Wilfred Williams will conduct a service on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S Morton St, Franklin, IN 46131. The service will be live streamed at www.swartzmortuary.com. Friends may call Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the mortuary.


Posted online on January 16, 2024

Published in The Indianapolis Star