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James (Jim) Riley Whitcomb, age 77, of Carson City, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The son of John and Luella (Bradley) Whitcomb, he was born on July 5, 1938 in Portage Township.  Jim was retired from landscaping and loved to play cards, build any thing, bake and go to the casino.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 53 years, Ella (Williams) Whitcomb; brothers, Marvin, John, Rick, Bob, Don, George, and Allen; and sister, Luella.  Surviving are his children, Pastor Dane (Amanda) Whitcomb of Lake City, Neil (Darkus) Whitcomb of Cadillac, Missy Merren of Belding and Mindy Korstange of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Eric Chubb, Kelsey Merren, Justin Korstange, Isabelle Whitcomb, Philip Whitcomb, and Matthew Whitcomb; one great-grandson, Max Clark; sister, Beverly Bond of Ashland, WI; along with his adored nieces and nephews, Paula Mom, Linda Gallagher, Bob Whitcomb, Ray Whitcomb and Lem Whitcomb.  A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Pinora Township Cemetery in Reed City with Pastor Dane Whitcomb officiating, a luncheon will follow.  Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Jim to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada. 


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  1. Lois Holmquist on December 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Im so sorry to hear about his passing. Will miss him very much. Sending prayers to all of you. I loved him very much. he will be greatly missed. May the angels wrap their wings around you and give you comfort.

  2. Donna and Ray on December 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Known by all, Loved by many. Always in ours hearts and minds, as a Uncle who was more of a friend and adviser. Guiding our lives as a person who had lived and done it all. Always concerned and yet, let us live our own lives. Always had a answer to help. Miss you Buddy,
    Donna and Ray

  3. Donna on December 24, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Dane, Neil and Mindy,

    My heart is broke, once again. My love to you always. Aunt Donna

  4. sue dykman on December 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Mindy – you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you! Hugs!! <3 Bob and Sue

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