James Haney, 79

James D. Haney, age 79, of Burr Oak, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Heartland of Crestview Facility in Wyoming.

He was born March 1, 1930, in Morgan County, Ky., a son of the late John and Lulu (Haney) Haney.

James has resided in Burr Oak with his sister for many years, moving there from Kentucky. He had worked for Victor Screw Products for a few years and was an avid fan of baseball, especially the New York Yankees.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.

Surviving are two sisters, Earlene Stacey of Morgan County, Ky., and Oleneia Reaper of Burr Oak; a brother, Byron Haney of Fairborn, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ina Hill; and four brothers, Arnold, Norman, Larry and Iron.

Graveside service celebrating the life of James D. Haney will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Burr Oak Cemetery, with the Rev. George Milliman, Burr Oak Missionary Church, officiating. Interment will follow. 

Memorial donations may be directed to the family to help with expenses. Envelopes are available at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.

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