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James Melvin Loucks

Born: 6/9/1933
Died: 1/13/2021
Age: 87
Community: Mt. Morris, MI

LOUCKS, James Melvin - Of Mt. Morris, age 87, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Mentor, Ohio.

A private funeral service will be held at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Reverend Kenneth Herbruck officiating.

Burial in Crestwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County

Visitation 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the funeral home.

Due to Covid-19 and government regulations, only 25 people will be allowed in the chapel at one time. Mask, group capacity and distancing guidelines must be practiced.

James was born in Neillsville, Wisconsin on June 9, 1933 to Rev. Gordon and Wilma Loucks. Mr. Loucks married Carolyn Wright on June 18, 1955. They were married for 61 years. Carolyn preceded him in death in 2016. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. In 1952 he joined the Air Force, where he was a B-29 tail gunner and mechanic.

For 60 years he resided in Mt. Morris, MI before relocating to Ohio. He was a Flint Police Officer, owned two gas stations where he was an auto mechanic, worked for Toledo Scale, and then owned his own audio/video recording business. He also did private detective work during the 1980s.

He was loved deeply by his family and all of the staff at his Assisted Living Facility. He was known to be quiet and easy going and to have a dry sense of humor. As one of his childhood friends described him, "he was the quietest, bravest man that I ever knew".

He is survived by his two sisters May and Peg, also his
children, Dennis, Timothy (Madelynn), Gerald (Melissa),

Grandchildren, Justin, Jeffrey, Joel, Katherine, Alicia and
Christa, and his great grandchildren Ava, Jude, Emmeline, and Liam.

several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Wilma; and 3 brothers, Gordon, Donald and David.

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Date:   1/19/2021
Time:   11:00 AM
Visitation 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint.
Funeral Service
Private Service

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