James E. “Jim” Linn II, 70, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, after a lengthy battle with several health issues.
He was born to James Eldon Linn and Mary Jane Smith Sept. 6, 1943, in Kokomo, Ind.
Jim returned to his home state of Indiana, Aug. 31, 2013, to spend some quality time with his son, Aaron and daughter-in-law, Christy, and with high hopes of medical treatment to prolong his life.
He married Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Cole, Nov. 26, 2001, and they lived in Destin, Fla., prior to moving to Englewood, in July 2005. Jim retired from Farm Bureau of Indiana in 1995 and moved to Spring Hill, Fla., where he bought an Allstate Insurance Agency, which he ran for a few years and then he completely retired and moved to Destin with Cindy. He received numerous awards during his tenure with Farm Bureau, including the coveted “Governor” Award. Jim was also nominated and included in the Marquis Who’s Who in America. He had a BS in Business Administration from Pacific Western University and an associate degree in accounting from Lane Tech. Institute. Jim also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1965 to1967. He was a patriot in every sense of the word, and ultra conservative.
Jim is survived by his mother, Mary Jane Linn of Citrus Heights, Calif.; son, Aaron (Christy) Linn of Indianapolis, Ind.; his wife, Cindy of Avon Park, Fla.; three sisters, Vicki Sigman of Okeechobee, Fla., Pam (Steve) Kepler of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Diana Linn of Atherton, Calif.; step-son, Jason Stuart of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and three granddaughters, Jaslyn, Cadynce and Jacey.
A celebration of life will be held from noon to 2 p.m. with a brief service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Flanner and Buchanan, Carmel, 325 E Carmel Dr., Carmel, IN 46032. Jim’s final resting place will be the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The date of that service is yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Those who wish to express condolences to the family or sign the guest registry may do so by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com
The family sends a very special thank you to the staff at both Wellbrooke of Westfield and St. Vincents Hospital in Carmel for their superior level of compassionate care.