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James "Jim" Alexander Dolkey, 64, of Washington, passed away Oct. 22, 2017. He was born Aug. 26, 1953, in Hammond, to the late James E. and Alice E. (Kasinger) Dolkey. He and his family then moved to Wheatland and he spent his childhood there.
He was a 1971 graduate of South Knox High School. Jim was the co-owner of Auto Clinic, where he also worked. He was a former Teamster truck driver at Jefferson Trucking and a laborer at Prestolite Battery. He was a longtime member of the 20th Century Chevy Car Club, and he enjoyed restoring classic cars. He enjoyed taking care of his family. His passion in life was helping others. The light of Jim's life were his grandchildren. They were very special to him and he loved them with all of his heart. He was best known for putting everyone else's needs first.
Jim is survived by his children, James Eugene Dolkey (Amy) and Craig Andrew Dolkey; grandchildren Thaddeus Harlan and Aubree Dolkey; and sister Linda Sue Nesbitt (J.D.). He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Dee Lamonte.
A Celebration of Jim's Life will take place Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gill Funeral Home, 308 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IOPO Foundation, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
Published on October 23, 2017
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