McCLURE - James L. Hess, 78, of McClure, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his home.
Born Aug. 14, 1934, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Percie M. and Viola M. (Christ) Hess.
James is survived by: his wife, Janet F. (McClellan) Hess; sons, James L. Hess and his wife, Denise L., and Jeffrey L. Hess and his companion, Dorreen Silks, all of McClure; six grandchildren, Jessica Williams and her husband, Drew, Rebecca, Tyler, Nicholas, Nathan and Cody Hess; and one great- grandson, Brody Williams.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Gregory, and siblings, William and Paul Hess, Virginia Bickhart and Helen Hess Bearley.
James was a graduate of Lewistown High School, served in the U.S. Army, worked as a supervisor for Sitkins and later retired from American Hickory.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed gardening and maintaining his property.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Inc., Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Randy Traxler officiating.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
Interment will take place in St. Marks Cemetery.