Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

December 2, 2013

James A. Oliphant, 72

September 29, 1941 – November 27, 2013

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — James A. Oliphant, 72, of Mooresville, passed away on November 27, 2013. He was born September 29, 1941 in Burney, the son of Arthur and Frances (Stribling) Oliphant.

James was a 20 year veteran with service in both the Army National Guard and US Air Force. He retired from military service in 1990. Following his retirement, he became an over-the-road truck driver until his retiring from Crete Carriers in March of 2013.

Jim was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the Plainfield ward. His fondness for genealogy brought him to serve as a family history consultant for the ward. Jim took great pride and joy in his family.

He is survived by his wife Vivian English Oliphant; sister Patricia Franklin of Tenn.; step-children Juanita (Arthur) Snodgrass, Lee Anne Pickerel, David (Christy) Pickerel and Linda (Gordon) McCalister; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation hours were Monday Dec. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Hall-Baker Funeral Home Plainfield. Funeral Services will begin Tuesday Dec. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2125 Reeves Road in Plainfield.

Graveside services with military rites will follow in Center Valley Cemetery, located in rural Clayton. Online condolences can be made at