James Harry Panos
1946 - 2017
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James Harry Panos

Aug. 8, 1946 - July 6, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, IN - James “Jim” Harry Panos, 71, of Martinsville, IN, passed away July 6, 2017, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born August 8, 1946, to the late Harry and Angeline L. (Lamberson) Panos.

Jim is survived by one brother, John (Nancy) Panos of Lafayette, IN; and cousins, John Lamberson of Sara Rosa, FL, and Harry Lamberson of Naples, FL.

Jim was a freelance sign painter and a very free-spirited person. He never went anywhere without making a friend. He had a fierce passion for cool cars, Notre Dame football, NASCAR and the Indy 500. Jim also shared so much passion for life itself. Jim battled lung cancer but became a firm believer in the health and medical benefits of CBC Oils, giving him more time with us prior to his accident.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Jim's good friend, Nick Thanos, will hold a small memorial service to celebrate his life on Thursday, Sept 7th, at 4:30 p.m. Please call Nick Thanos 269-362-2033 for more information and to RSVP.

McGann Hay, American Cremation Society, assisted with arrangements.


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Published in South Bend Tribune on Sep. 5, 2017.
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September 11, 2017
So sorry to read about his accident. I remember when he was in the plays at Central.
I was a friend of his Mother and visited her at their home next to Colfax school.
Loved his "words of wisdom!"! He will be missed by all!

Rest in peace dear Jim....
Maxine (Max) Silver Frank
September 9, 2017
Peace and love be with you Jim.
The Michiels family
September 5, 2017
I was saddened to see your smiling face in the obits today for one last time. We spent some good years together, which left many happy memories in my heart. I have never forgotten you and I know I never will forget you. You left a mark in my life, supporting me in my creativity. Soar high my friend.
Patti
September 5, 2017
GOOD BYE DEAR FRIEND OF 50 YEARS. FOND MEMORIES OF SOUTH BEND AND SOUTH FLORIDA.
YOU WERE A VERY SPECIAL PERSON IN MY LIFE.
I AM SO SORRY YOU SUFFERED WITH CANCER BUT WOULDN'T GIVE UP. GOD BLESS YOU JIM AND PEACE BE WITH YOU.
MIKE WOODWARD
September 5, 2017


'Jim was a freelance painter and a very free-spirited person'....is an understatement.

The "Greek" was always a welcome visitor, living proof that being free of conventional bondage made him, and his fortunate acquaintances, revel in life.

With those eyes that smiled, free of material obsessions, he was a big hit with our female staff.

Living out of his van, he would always head to a warmer clime during the winter. Unlike the average 'snowbird', leaving at Thanksgiving and returning on Easter, he possessed a unique timetable.

Leave on Halloween and return on Dyngus Day.

I can't think of a better epitaph.
Charles Spiher
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