James Edwin “Jim” Jennings, 72, of Coral died November 9, 2021, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Richard C. and Frances Edith (Stewart) Jennings and was born September 2, 1949, in Indiana, PA.
He was a member of Luther Chapel Lutheran Church, Coral, PA and worked at FMC in Homer City for 30 years and later Homer City Automation Homer City for 5 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army spending time in Germany.
Jim married the love of his life on March 15, 1975. He graduated from the first graduating class of Homer Center High School in 1967. His class remains close to this day.
Jim was a life member of the Coral-Graceton Fire Department where he had been a First Assistant Chief. He was a life member of the Special Medical Response Team. He served with the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, National Disaster Medical System, PA-2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team where he deployed to assist with hurricane relief efforts across the country.
Jim loved camping with his "girls" at Pine Ridge Campground and with his many friends he made there. He would tell stories of working at Sano's gas station at the age of 12 and then later for his Aunt Lois and Uncle Joe Sipos at the furniture store before going to into the military. He would drive Karen anywhere, and that would usually include, as they would say, to "Crazyville." He especially loved his vacations to Florida and Maine especially going out Lobster fishing with our friends. He was a true patriot and loved his country with all of his being.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Marie (Housholder) Jennings whom he married on March 15, 1975; his daughters, Melissa Marie and husband, Frank "Zach" Boboige, Chambersburg, PA; Kristin Estella Barnett (Drew Bartron), Lehighton, PA; his granddaughters, Kaitlyn Marie Boboige, Pittsburgh, PA; Elizabeth Bayleigh Boboige, Chambersburg, PA; Grace Ella Faith and Gabryelle Samantha Barnett, both of Lehighton, PA and his loving puppy, Oliver. He is also survived by his brothers, and Sisters, Leslie and wife, Anna Jennings, Brush Valley; Beverly Bazala, Homer City; Dennis Jennings, Clarksburg, PA; Doris and husband, Perry Weaver, Home, PA; Ricky Jennings, Ford City, PA; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Richard Jr and Judith and his in laws, Harold and Marie Housholder.
Friends will be received Saturday from 2-7 PM at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City. Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 2 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Matthew Perkins, officiating. Interment to follow in the Luther Chapel Cemetery, Coral, PA
Memorials can be made to the Coral Graceton Volunteer Fire Company, Coral, PA, or the charity of your choice.