James Loggins, 65,
of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away on December 24, 2018, in Valparaiso,
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.
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.
will be January 5, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at Woodlands Community Church, located
at 18301 Governorís Highway, in Homewood Illinois.