July 1, 1935 - May 30, 2018
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.