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Services January 5 for James Loggins, age 65

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James Loggins, 65, of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away on December 24, 2018, in Valparaiso, Indiana.

He was born April 9, 1953, in Cleveland, Mississippi to James, Sr. and Josie Loggins, who preceded him in death.

Brothers Robert and Kevin and sister Karol and Mickey also preceded him.

He is survived by sisters Dorthy Gibson (Bobby), Cathy Stone, and Karen Loggins, and brothers Archie (Jeanette), Danny (Elizabeth) and Michael, and wife Linda.

Also surviving are daughters Jacqueline Alexander, Yakeea Beaver (Bryan) and Lenea Loggins and son Jason Reed.

James is also survived by long-time companion Pam Seibert, of Chesterton.

Grandchildren include Willie, Demetrius, Manthaa, Bailley, Jason Jr., and AJ. Great-grandchildren include Kamarion, Neveah, Jazaya and Nallani.

James was a self-employed electrician and served for eleven years in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Saipan, a helicopter carrier, as an electronics technician. James was involved in school integration in the late 1960s in Illinois. He was one of fewer than 100 black high school students bussed to Thornridge High School, a school with over 3,000 students. He was president of his senior class and played basketball on the Illinois state championship basketball teams in 1970 and 1971. His #24 Thornridge Falcons jersey was retired last year at the high school gym in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first integrated Falcon team of 1968. He remained an avid basketball fan throughout his life. He also enjoyed fishing, Facebook and watching cooking shows on TV.

Memorial service will be January 5, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at Woodlands Community Church, located at 18301 Governorís Highway, in Homewood Illinois.



Posted 1/2/2019




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