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Official Obituary of

James W. Bogard

May 2, 1941 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

James Bogard Obituary

James W. Bogard, 82, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.

Services will be held Thursday, November 2, 2023, in the Chapel of Short-Cunninghan Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Alan Wright officiating. A burial will be held following the service at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.

James was born May 2, 1941, in Sullivan, Indiana, to Raymond and Marie (Scott) Bogard.  He graduated high school and attended four years of college. James married Linda Gourley July 29, 1964, in Lawrenceville, Illinois.  They were married 59 years. To this union two children were born: Timothy Wayne (Kelly) Bogard of Allendale, Illinois and Tami Dawn Bogard of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. James had four grandchildren: Dayne (Katie) Bogard, Keagan Makayla Bogard, Ava Bogard and Kerrigan Bogard; five great-grandchildren: Brodie, Atraya, Nora, Alder, and Ivan; siblings, Ricky Bogard of Sullivan, Indiana, and Jay Bennett of Merom, Indiana.

Preceding him in death are his parents, grandson Trevor Bogard, and siblings: Gerald, Jerry, Terry, and Dean Bogard, Bobby Bennett, Sherry Bonaham and Carolyn Hendericks.

He proudly served 22 years in the United States Air Force retiring as a Senior Master Sergent. James then went to work as the superintendent of maintenance for Wabash Valley College for 17 years. He was a member of Community Church of God.

James enjoyed his cars and kept them immaculate. Above all, he loved family dinners and spending time with his family.

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November 2, 2023

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

Funeral Service
November 2, 2023

1:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

November 2, 2023

Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Illinois


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