James C. Rector

March 20, 1964 - August 08, 2019

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Monday, August 12, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


James Christian Rector, 55, of Kendallville and formerly of Elkhart died Thursday, August 8, 2019, at his residence.

He was born March 20, 1964, in Terre Haute to Roy Rector, Jr. and Judy (DeShone) Rector. His parents survive in Granger.

On March 26, 1985, in Elkhart he married Dawn Renee Brown. She survives in Kendallville.

Mr. Rector had been a store manager for Walgreens for 23 years. He currently was the store manager at Casey’s in Ligonier.

James enjoyed watching movies and all sports.

Also surviving are four daughters, Brittain (Chad) Smith of Kannapolis, North Carolina, Sydney Rector of Berea, Ohio, Willow Rector of Charleston, South Carolina, and Haven Rector of Charleston, South Carolina; a son, Dustin Rector of Kendallville; four granddaughters, Jayden Smith, Kylie Smith, Paityn Smith, and Mila Smith; two sisters, Sandy (Jeff) Robison of Pennsylvania and Julie (Tim) Blue of Elkhart; and a brother, Andrew (Tiffany) Rector of Mishawaka.

Visitation will be Monday, August 12, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

Preferred memorials are to the Humane Society of Noble County.

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Guest Book

Tim Allen
August 31st, 2019 10:48pm

Mr Rector gave me my first job. He was so good to me. I hate to hear of his passing.

Jerry Branham
August 13th, 2019 2:48pm

Mrs. Rector and family. I am one of the morning coffee people at Casey's in Ligonier. You are in our thoughts and prayers. All of us looked forward to seeing and talking to Jim each morning. We will miss his smiles and friendship. May GOD bless your family.

Janie Phipps
August 13th, 2019 1:16am

Dawn, I am so sorry for your families loss. As I sit here and reflect on the memories I have of James I pray for your comfort and peace knowing that he is at peace.

Tom Gibson
August 12th, 2019 4:47pm

James was a hardworking, very caring man. It was a great time working with him and visiting with him since I moved. I shall miss him greatly.

Billie Gwyn
August 12th, 2019 4:03pm
Columbia SC

Family, Friends and Co-workers, I am very truly sorry for this devastating loss. I cannot even begin to fathom how you must be feeling. I can only hope the fond memories of James making you laugh at the things he said or did help keep you all comforted through this difficult time. He had a tremendous sense of duty, loyalty and commitment. His life was a blessing for all those who knew him. Today I will reflect on the time I spent with James and remember the 'good ole days'. And I will chuckle as I remember the things he taught me about retail early in my career, the way you should never have him on speaker phone when you called and the awesome way he made you feel when you needed his help or advice. James, you were tremendous. Billie

Christina Cartrette
August 11th, 2019 6:19pm
Florence sc

I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Rector was a great man. I will miss him.

Tonda Pirtle
August 11th, 2019 1:28am
Elkhart, IN

Dawn & Family, I’m so sorry for your loss, Lifting you and your family up in prayer.

Mike and Jena Bair
August 10th, 2019 11:21pm
Locust Grove, GA

Dawn and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love and prayers of peace and healing. Love you all.

Tammy Cross
August 10th, 2019 9:24pm

Dawn and Dustin, My prayers go out to and your family at this time. I pray you are able to remember all of the happy times you had together. May peace and comfort hold you during this time. Tammy Cross