Jim "JR" Rathmann

  • "R.I.P Mr Rathmann, You were loved by many people, Im Glad i..."
    - Scott Brenner
  • "Sweet pea sleep well and deep love ya Marty from Riley's...."
    - marty pyke
  • "What a prankster Jim was. We hunted together in the late..."
    - Chris Stinecipher
  • "To the Jim Rathmann Family - I was happy to have done..."
    - John Knopf
  • "It's so sad to lose another of motorsports's greats. I..."
    - Lee Martines

Jim (JR) Rathmann, 83, of Indian Harbour Beach, died peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2011 surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Venn Rathmann of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida; two sons, Jim (Kathy) Rathmann of Denver, CO and Jay Rathmann of Titusville, FL; two step-sons, Zack (Danielle) Pence and Tosh (Denne) Pence both of Melbourne, FL; five grandchildren, Kristin (Thomas) Rathmann Rowe of Fort Collins, CO, Kathryn Rathmann of Nashville, TN, James Todd Rathmann of Boulder, CO, Jayson Rathmann and Ella Pence of Melbourne, FL; one great-grandchild, Addison Rowe.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 10- 11 AM at Davis-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 560 Montreal Avenue, Melbourne, FL followed by a Celebration of Life at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, Florida 32907.

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