James W. Whetstone, Jr. of Crawfordsville passed away Friday morning (16 Nov 2012.) He was 56.


Mr. Whetstone was a graduate of Owensville High School, class of 1973 and attended University of Southern Indiana. He worked at Emge Packaging in Fort Branch, Packaging Corp. of America in Vincennes and Inland Container of Crawfordsville where he was a shipping clerk. He was a member of the Meat Packing Union, Lions Club of Princeton, First Christian Church of Mt.Vernon and coached for several years at the Boys and Girls Club in Princeton.  He enjoyed carpentry, fishing and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, especially the Brickyard 400.


Born Dec. 7, 1955 in Flint, Michigan, he was the son of James Whetstone, Sr. and Edith Joan Robb Whetstone. 


He married Wendy Nicholas Whetstone on November 5, 1993 in Vincennes. She survives.


Additional survivors include six children, Misty Richardson, Mitch Whetstone, Ryan Perry, Nicholas Whetstone, Shilo Whetstone and John Phillip Whetstone, the last two still residing at home.  He is also survived by four siblings, John (Peggy) Whetstone, Sheila (Ed) Hodges, Becky (Mike) Williams and Marlene Hale, as well as grandmother, Olive Robb Hale of Princeton, Indiana.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Whetstone III and brother, Michael Whetstone.


Services will be held Wednesday at Noon at St. Bernardís Catholic Church in Crawfordsville led by Father Dennis Faker.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery


Visitation will be at the church beginning one hour prior to the service.


James W. Whetstone, Jr.