Donald James (Jim) Stringfield

On January 22, 2023, Donald James (Jim) Stringfield, 90, of Denver, North Carolina, formerly Muncie, Indiana, entered the presence of Jesus Christ. Jim was born August 12, 1932, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Charles Virgil and Bonnie Stringfield. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Barbara.

Jim graduated from Vevay High School in 1951 and Indiana University in 1955, after which he was 1st Lt. in the US Army as General’s Aide-de-Camp. Later, Jim enjoyed a long career selling home insulation. In 1967, he and wife Barbara were founding members of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Muncie, Indiana; he was Elder Emeritus and known for hospitality, optimistic humor, and grilling cuisine. In Denver, he was a member of South Lake Church PCA.

Jim is survived by children: Gregory (Isabelle) Stringfield of Denver, North Carolina; Kimberly (Brian) Erwood of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Karen (Steve) Singleton of Denver, North Carolina; and four grandchildren: Joshua, Sarah, and Joseph Erwood; and Jacob Singleton. 

A Celebration of Life reception will be held 1:30-3:30 pm, Friday, March 31, at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver. Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church.

A Military Honors Ceremony will be held Friday, April 21, at 2:00PM at Crown Hill National Cemetery Columbarium, Indianapolis.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 4 pm, Saturday, April 22, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2801 W. Riverside Avenue, Muncie, IN; visitation from 2-4 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

3 Responses to Donald James (Jim) Stringfield

  1. Norman And Dee Wagner March 25, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

    Jim, my roomate and life-long friend from I.U. was the only student Dee and I remained in touch with. I wii always remain thankful to Jim and his wife for making their home available,to our late daughter ,Barb, whenever inclement weather left her stuck in Muncie as she commuted there weekdays from Greenwood Andt hen providing unasked a recption for her at graduation wen a place for a reception could not be foundFor love nor money there. Yes,we were indeed friends.

    • Kim Erwood March 27, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

      Norm, Dad and mom, always enjoyed their time of getting together with you, Dee, and Barb!! Dad spoke of each of you in his last month on earth. We were so saddened to hear of your daughter’s, Barb, sudden passing, and then your precious wife, Dee! Our hearts grieve with you for these two precious women. We are upholding you in prayer that God would carry you through your grief! Big hugs! Kim

  2. Barb and Denny Zahler April 22, 2023 at 9:48 am #

    From Barb and Denny Zahler…

    We are so grateful for your parents and your family. Your parents were instrumental in our lives from the first we met them.

    We want you to know we came to Muncie last night to see you and attend your dad’s celebration of life today. Unfortunately, Denny fell last night and I’m taking him back to Cincinnati to our urgent care! I’m so sorry to miss seeing you and celebrating together this life that was so instrumental in our lives.

    We love you!

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