James E. Appleton Sr.
The following obituary was submitted to The Odessa File by the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
James Edward Appleton Sr.Age 69, of Alpine, NY passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016.
Jim was born on March 17, 1947 in Elmira to Tracy and Elizabeth (Fuller) Appleton. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Carol Marie, and a brother, Frank.
Jim is survived by his fiancé, Janet States, of Alpine; sons, Jimmy (Sue) Appleton and Tracy (Michelle) Appleton, all of Salisbury, NC, Brad (Sharon) Appleton of Elmira, and Joel (Hope) Appleton of Waverly; grandchildren, Adam of Salisbury, NC, and Angel, Tracy and Cheyenne Appleton of Elmira; siblings, Barbara (Craig) Thompson of Tifton, GA, Dale (Annette) Appleton of Penn Yan, NY, Annette Appleton of Alba, Texas, Dorie Appleton of Dallas, Texas, Joe Payne of Australia and Jude Bishop of Australia; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Jim was a mechanic, truck driver and for many years Chief Engineer for several radio stations, including WENY. He was interested in flying planes and was a Ham Radio Operator. He served in the Army from 1964-1967 in Germany and Viet Nam. Jim also served as an EMT and fireman in Troy, PA, where he helped build the radio station, and was a Captain in the Breesport Fire Department.
In honor of Jim’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.