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James Howard (Slim) Stockton, 74, native of Cumberland County, KY

He was drafted into the US Army and served honorably during the Vietnam War. He returned to Indianapolis where he continued working for Allison Transmission as a repairman through 42 years of service before retirement in 2009. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and American Legion, both of Beech Grove, IN. He especially enjoyed attending auctions and supporting the Kentucky Wildcats. He loved spending time in his vegetable garden at his country home in Burkesville, KY.
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James Howard "Slim" Stockton, age 74, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

The funeral service was Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Flanner Buchanan-Washington Park East in Indianapolis, IN. with Pastor Bill Goodrich officiating. Casket bearers were Jimmy Lackey, David Stockton, Lloyd Stockton, Bobby Schultz, Ricky King and Jackie Clarney. Entombment was in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN with full Military Honors from an Honor Detail from Fort Knox Army Base.



James Howard (Slim) Stockton, 74, Indianapolis, IN, native of Cumberland County, KY

He was born on Monday, January 31, 1944 in Burkesville, KY to the late Leo and Sarah (Pharis) Stockton. James Howard "Slim" Stockton, age 74, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Slim was drafted into the US Army and served honorably during the Vietnam War. He returned to Indianapolis where he continued working for Allison Transmission as a repairman; he devoted 42 years of service to the company before his retirement in 2009.

Slim was a member of the Eagles Lodge and American Legion, both of Beech Grove, IN. He especially enjoyed attending auctions and supporting the Kentucky Wildcats. Slim loved spending time in his vegetable garden at his country home in Burkesville, KY.

Slim is survived by
  • His loving wife of 48 years; JoAnn (Bailey) Stockton;

  • His sons, Jeffrey (and Sara) Stockton and Leo (and Cassy) Stockton;

  • His grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alexandra, Seth, Ethan and Cooper;

  • His sister, Golda Staley of Louisville, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings - Jamie Spears, Grace Wray, Olean Lackey, Martha Rush, Regina Ross and Joe Stockton.

Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, shared the obituary.


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James Howard (Slim) Stockton, Cumberland County, KY native



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James Howard (Slim) Stockton, 74, native of Cumberland County, KY


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