James I. "Jim" Marra, 80 of Jeffersonville, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of December 4, 2017.
Jim was born in Jeffersonville to the late Lillian M. and James C. Marra. He was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School.
Jim married Mary Lynn Buchanan Everse in 1960. Throughout their 57 years of marriage they enjoyed boating on the Ohio River, traveling and spending time with family and their many special friends.
Jim owned and operated Marra's Meat Market with his father until 1992, after which he served as Director of the Jeffersonville Sewer Department under Mayor Buddy Parker through 1995. Thereafter, he joined the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and retired from there in 2002. Jim was member of the Clark County Democratic party and Past President and board member of the Abby Chase Resident's Association, where he was often known as the "Mayor of Abby Chase" by many of his neighbors. The "Admiral of the Jeffersonville Navy" award was bestowed upon Jim in recognition of his outstanding service to the Jeffersonville community.
The family would like to extend special thanks the ICU staff at Clark Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care to both Jim and his family and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, his parents, Jim and Lillian, brother-in-law Ellis B. Hancey and nephews Stephen and Michael Schuster. He is survived by his son Jim Everse (Diane) Anchorage, Kentucky; brother, Charles Marra (Carol) Louisville; sister, Joella Schuster (Frank) of Prospect; sister-in-law Dora Hancey, Hyde Park, Utah; a host of nieces, nephews and many, many dear friends.
Jim's funeral service will be held at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville. Visitation is 2 - 8: p.m. on Thursday, Dec 7, and 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec 8. The funeral service begins at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial immediately thereafter at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Humane Association of Clark County, 2702 Middle Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
You may share condolences with the family online at www.scottfuneralhome.com
Published on December 4, 2017