July 1, 1935 - May 30, 2018

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Monday, June 4, 2018 11:30 AM Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

James L. "Jim" Poling, 82, of Urbana, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 1, 1935 in St. Paris, Ohio the son of the late Lowell F. and Alta F. (Clem) Poling. James graduated from Johnson St. Paris High School and worked as a purchasing agent for Johnson Manufacturing Company and Johnson Welded Products; and as a managing supervisor at Beach Manufacturing Company St. Paris. He was a member of the National Association of Purchasing Managers, American Iron and Steel Institute, 60 year plus member of the Harmony Lodge #8, F. & A.M., Urbana Chapter #34 Royal Arch Masons, Urbana Council #59 Royal & Select Master Mason, and Raper Commandery #19 Knight Templar. He was also a member of the Urbana Chapter #530 Order of Eastern Star, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite 32 Degree Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine in Dayton, Ohio and the Champaign County Shrine Club, where he served on the Board of Directors for many years. Additional memberships include the Loyal Order of Moose Urbana #1215 and the Executive Committee, Board of Trustees of the Urbana Champaign County Senior Citizens where he served on the board as Treasurer for many years.

Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sondra L. (Dorsey) Poling; his daughters, Polly McCall and Cindy Poling as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Kent, brother, Bill Poling, and nephew, Brook Poling.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, with Masonic services beginning at 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 in the funeral home with Rev. Doug Bovey officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, C/O Al Johnson, 4373 Bump Rd., Cable, Ohio 43009 or Urbana Champaign County Senior Center, 701 S. Walnut St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Barbara Fields - Jun 7, 2018
hard sometimes to express condolences as it also brings up memories. take care of yourself and never do things in a hurry. Barbara
Sally Johnson (Mrs. Charles) - Jun 6, 2018
Dear friends, When Chuck was president of the Johnson Manufacturing Company, Jim Poling was a long-and-respected associate, influential in the success of the firm. I share your sorrow in the loss of a good man. Sally, Amy and Bill Johnson
Addy - Jun 4, 2018
Ms. McCall, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Robyn Heffner - Jun 1, 2018
Dear Polly, Cindy and Sondra: I am thinking about you and know what a loss you all must be feeling. My fondest memory would be the reunions where your dad (husband)always had jokes to tell and sometimes stories about the family. He will be missed by so many. I can see him now with my mom, aunt and grandma playing euchre with him in heaven while he tells them the latest jokes. My love to all of you!
Marysue - May 31, 2018
Oh Sondra, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I just now found out right now... I will be praying for u and your family...

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