James A. Podey

James A. Podey

May 14, 1929 – October 15, 2023

James Allen Podey was born May 14,1929, to Leonard and Adora Podey. He married Thelma Buff on March 4, 1951. He worked as a truck driver, farmer, and a supervisor at Oscar Meyer, and Louis Rich.  He loved family gatherings, especially the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  His hobbies were golfing, riding his motorcycle, and playing the organ.

He is survived by his daughters, Connie (Lee) Weiss and Barb Rutherford; son-in-law, Craig Mosman; grandchildren: Kristin and Allison Weiss, Brittany Rutherford Brooks (Nick), and Connor Mosman; great-grandchildren, Leah Rodriguez, and Jayden Brooks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; and his daughter, Karen (Craig) Mosman.

VISITATION: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 11:00 a.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 15002 Blondo St. INTERMENT: Evergreen Cemetery.


  • Lana Merritt Posted October 18, 2023 10:18 am

    Barb i am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how much your father means to you.

  • Craig Raridon Posted October 19, 2023 8:21 pm

    Incredibly remorseful for your loss. He was a genuinely kind man and neighbor.

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