James Alvin Mounts, 95, of Washington, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, August 24, 2020, after losing a battle with cancer.
He was born at home in Buffalo Township on March 1, 1925, the son of James Adam and Zada Scott Mounts. He attended East Buffalo School and Trinity High School. On March 28, 1944, he married Florence Virginia Shipley at the home of Reverend William Loriemer.
He is survived by his children, James Albert (Debi), Nancy Kaye (David) Ricker, Donna Jean (John Mike) Thomas, Sandra Lee (Larry) Halverson, Diana Lynne (Charlie) Smith, and Gary Eugene; one brother, Martin (Jackie); fifteen grandchildren, James, Jr., Mark, Michael, Hannah, Joanna, Leanna, Anna Lisa, Melissa, Charles, Kevin, Gail, Timothy, Daniel, Jeffrey, and Brian;
twenty great-grandchildren, James, Hannah, Owen, Samantha, Jason, Emily, Aiden, Noah, Oliver, Brooklyn, Reece, Lincoln, Abigail, Alexander, Kayla, Caleb, Micah, Andrew, Jeffrey, Jr., and Ava.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; three grandchildren, Nathanael, Karis, and Jonathan; five brothers and four sisters.
Mr. Mounts farmed for a number of years and was later employed by Suwak Trucking Company for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and a longtime member of the NRA.
Mr. Mounts attended an Independent Baptist Church where he served in various roles as a deacon, trustee, elder, and Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. His favorite pastime was reading, and he particularly enjoyed special visits with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave, Washington. Due to state-mandated Covid-19 restrictions, all services are private. A graveside service open to the public will be held at the West Alexander Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.