My friend and partner of 30 years,Jim Warthan
aka J.W (on the left of the photo) has went home to be with his best friend Jesus.
Jim was the leader of the pack at the Speedwagen
, and will be missed more than words can convey. The guy on the right is me aka Von Chop, and I will get my lip up off the floor soon--so have no fear the Speedwagen
will continue to forge ahead towards Bonneville, and Jim has a real good seat to watch from.
3, 1938 - June 6, 2008
Friday, June 13, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMFellowship
in Christ Church
Friday, June 13, 1:00 PMFellowship
in Christ Church
Cemetery Location: Carmel Cemetery
Jimmie Earl Warthan
, 70 of Carmel, a dedicated follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, passed on to be with his Lord on June 6. Born on February 3, 1938, Jim was the eldest son of James Yelverton Warthan
and Rose Studer Warthan
. His is survived by his brothers, John Warthan
and Gary Warthan
, as well as his three children, Diana Shoemaker, Connie Felton
, and Greg Warthan
, six grandchildren, and his fiancée
, Virginia Berry.Jim enjoyed a varied career in multiple specialties. He was a tool and die maker, inventor, mechanical engineer, model maker, and business owner/operator. Along with his groundbreaking work on silicon semiconductor devices, Jim held numerous US patents as inventor and co-inventor of automotive and medical equipment as well as electromechanical devices which allowed precision television tuning at ultra high frequencies, facilitating the advent of educational and Christian television. He was a pioneer in developing techniques to implement engineering thermoplastics as structural materials for electronic and precision mechanical applications.A Veteran, Jim was a pilot, exhibition skydiver, and had a life-long interest in auto racing. He was an owner/driver of stock cars, with special expertise in dirt-track racing.Jim was a generous and loyal friend who touched many lives with his insightful understanding of others’ needs and situations. His life on earth was a quietly powerful Christian witness whose ripple effects will continue into eternity.
Not the END !