James "Eddie" Haley, 78, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011, in Dallas County, Iowa.
Services: Thursday, January 6, 2011, at the Greenfield United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Charles Layton officiating. Private family interment will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Menlo, Iowa. Full military graveside rites will be conducted by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357.
James Edwin Haley was born on July 23, 1932, in Kewanee, Illinois, the son of Hurbert and Leta (Duncan) Haley. He passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011, in Dallas County, Iowa, at the age of 78.
James graduated from Center Point High School in 1950. He then went on and graduated from Iowa State University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He served his country in the United States Army. On July 31, 1955, he was united in marriage to Ruth Wantz in the First Christian Church in Ames, Iowa. To this union two children were born: Cynthia Lee and Randy.
James had worked for Hinky Dinky and Hy-Vee Grocery Stores. He had lived in Marshalltown, Ames, Des Moines, Menlo, and for the last three and a half years in Greenfield. He enjoyed fishing, watching movies, music (Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Chet Atkins), and old cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Haley of Greenfield; daughter, Cynthia Wickert of Des Moines; son, Randy Haley and wife Carol of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Janet Ward of LaCompte, Louisiana and Elizabeth Everitt of Lake Elmo, Minnesota; brother, George Haley and wife June of Santa Rosa, California; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.