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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tribute to my friend: Jim Tindell (1960 - 2009)

This tribute will be a work in progress and will be updated. - Pastor Ed

James R. Tindell, 48, Columbus

James R. Tindell, 48, of Columbus, Indiana died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Tindell was a Reserve Officer with the Hope Police Department, was retired as a deputy from the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department and was a former Deputy Coroner. He also served as a paramedic for Athens Ambulance Service and as a security officer at Ceraland. For over 10 years he had coached Northside Middle School football and assisted coaching North High School football. He was a 1978 graduate of Columbus East High School and attended IUPUI and Ivy Tech.

Mr. Tindell was a member of Camon Masonic Lodge of Hope. He was a former member of East Columbus Volunteer Fire Department and Fraternal Order of Police. He was an avid fan of all sports, especially the Green Bay Packers, and loved to hunt.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Ed Boston officiating. Calling will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday to service time. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Shop with a Cop or James R. Tindell Trust Fund for Northside Middle School Football Program.

Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.

Mr. Tindell was born April 2, 1960 in Seymour, the son of August and Sandra Albert Tindell. He married Julie M. Miller May 23, 1981 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Columbus; his parents, of Columbus; a son, James Ray (Lisa Madden) Tindell of Columbus; daughters, Anna Marie (Randy) Hammond of Columbus and Cassandra May Tindell, at home; a brother, Jeff (Kim) Tindell of Columbus; a sister, Penny (Ronnie) Ritter of Edinburgh; nine nieces and 10 nephews; and grandchildren, Peyton and Parker Hammond of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by Grandma and Grandpa Merrert, Grandma and Grandpa Albert, and mother-in-law, Joanne Miller.