Obituary: James Henry Pedigo


James ‘Jim’ Henry Pedigo, 87, of Sheridan, died Aug. 2 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. He was born on Nov. 11, 1928 to Clura Eston and Nana Velcie (Hicks) Pedigo in Logan County, Ky.

Jim retired from the Noblesville Foundry after 22 years of service. After retirement, he spent his time farming and working for the IN State Hwy Dept (which is now INDOT) and was the Elwood Police Captain for four years. As an antique lover, he also was the owner of the ‘Ole Shady Rest in Westfield for 25 years. He was a member of Hinkle Lodge 310 and the Moose Lodge 540 in Noblesville, and a member of the NRA. Jim was called ‘Ole Squirrel Hunter’ by his friends. He also enjoyed fishing, trapping, turtle hunting and collecting pocket knives.

He is survived by two children, Jim Pedigo and Anna (Ted) Maynard; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, William O. Pedigo, Anna (Bob) Gosse and Debbie (Lee Roy) Keith; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae (Watson) Pedigo and siblings Bud Pedigo, Martha Crookham, Essie Harrison and David Clark Pedigo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the NRA at


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