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James E. Hartfield Jr.

1941 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James E. Hartfield Jr. Obituary

Hartfield, James E. Jr.,

75, of Bonita Springs, Florida and formerly of Greenville, Indiana passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, in Bonita Springs, FL, with his family by his side.

Jim was born at St. Edward's Hospital, New Albany, IN on February 19, 1941 to James E. Hartfield, Sr. and Virginia M. Hartfield.

Jim attended Greenville, Indiana Elementary School, graduated from New Albany High School in 1960 and attended Cal State University of Los Angeles on an athletic scholarship for basketball and baseball majoring in Business Administration. Jim married Pamela Sue Waggoner on October 6, 1962 and together they raised 2 sons, Jeffrey Scott Hartfield (Jaime) of Charlestown, IN, and James Bradley Hartfield (Kristy) of Naples, FL and one daughter, Stephanie Marie Hartfield Gardner (Bob) of Georgetown, IN.

Jim decided to leave college and a very promising professional baseball career and return to Indiana to start The Hartfield Co., Inc. in 1965, which developed into a very successful Insurance/Financial Planning Firm in New Albany, Indiana. He also was the owner of Hartfield Farms, a 300 acre grain farm and Registered Cattle operation in Greenville, IN. Other endeavors included President of a real estate investment company with properties held throughout Indiana. Jim had been involved in civic groups including Board Member of Westminster Village, Clarksville, IN; Past President of Historic New Albany Kiwanis Club; Past President and Board member of Floyd County United Way; Past First Vice President of Metro United Way of Floyd County, Indiana and Jefferson County, Kentucky; Board Member of the Life Underwriters Association; Past Board Member of Industrial Foundation of Floyd County; Co-Chairman of the River Heritage Riverfront Committee in 1982; Board Member of the American Cancer Society and Chairman of the Businessmen's Crusade in 1983; Member of Floyd/Clark Co. Estate Planning Council; 25 yr. member of Board of Directors of National City Bank; President of New Albany Country Club; Board member of Community Foundation of Southern Indiana; Past Chair of the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Jim received his professional education in 1975 from the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, which includes the Chartered Life Underwriter Designation (CLU) and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). He received several professional awards including the National Quality Award; National Sales Achievement Award; 30+ years of Life and Qualifying Member of the Top of the Table of the Million Dollar Round Table; Member of the Leading Producer's Club since 1968. Jim also received the Professional Person of the Year Award for the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Jim's political career started as the Floyd County Coordinator for Senator Richard Lugar. Jim ran for Indiana State Senator in 1982 and was endorsed by Senator Dan Quayle, Governor Otis Bowen, and Governor Bob Orr. Jim continued his work in local politics since that time.

Jim had a deep Christian Faith and was a member of Greenville Christian Church for 62 years. He served the Church as Deacon and Chairman of the Board. He most recently had been attending the First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, FL.

Jim was preceded in death by their daughter, Jennifer Hartfield in 1967; mother, Virginia M. (Cox) Hartfield in 1976; and his father, James E. (Bud) Hartfield in 1987.

Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pamela; sons, Jeffrey: wife Jaime and Bradley: wife Kristy; daughter, Stephanie Hartfield-Gardner: husband Bob; Sister, Patricia Kramer (PK): husband Tom; and 7 grandchildren, Scott, Brandon, and Dakota Hartfield; Gabrielle Grant: husband Jerry, Gavin and Kaytlynn Horner; Caraline Hartfield; and 1 great-grandchild, Madelynn Grant.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon - 8 PM Monday August 8, 2016 at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville (1119 E. Market St.) with private burial. Jim elected cremation and had a beloved 10 year old German Shepherd, which will be honored with his burial site.

Expressions of Sympathy may be sent to: Greenville Christian Church: 9610 Clark St, Greenville, IN 47124
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 6, 2016
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