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James "Jim" Philip Boss

October 16, 1934 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 85)


James "Jim" Philip Boss, age 85, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. He was born in Belding, MI on October 16, 1934, to Hugh and Hope Boss. Jim attended Belding High, graduating in the Class of 1952 and went on to Central Michigan University.  He married the love of his life, Joyce Ellen (Loper), with whom he shared 65 years.
Jim was a produce dealer and owner for 40 years and then a real estate agent for 13 years.  He served on the Michigan Potato Council and as an Elder with the RLDS Church.  He was active in the Martin Athletic Boosters, Martin Band Boosters and served on the Martin School Board for 8 years.  In his retirement he was actively involved with Southwest Canine Corp of Volunteers and the local cribbage club.  Jim loved camping and fishing with his boys, cribbage, story-telling, therapy dogs and family. Whether you were born into the Boss family or married into it, you were one of his kids.  He was an amazing family man and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Juli Lynn Boss. James  is survived by daughters: JoEllen (Jim) Garner of Cedar Crest, NM, Jaime (Roger) Commissaris of Clarksville, MI, Jana (Marty) Bowman of Grand Ledge, MI; son, Jon (Cindy) Boss of Vermontville, MI; sister, Colleen Cushway of Big Rapids, MI; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and Indy, his special therapy dog.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, July 19 at 2:00 pm at 1454 S 10th Street, Martin, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in James's honor to the Diabetes Association. To view information or leave a condolence please visit 
Daniels Family Funeral Services
7601 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Sometimes you are born into a family.
Sometimes you need to go find it.
Sometimes it finds you.
But no matter how it comes together, when it does, family is what you fight for.
- Sandra Bullock

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Memorial Service
July 19, 2020

2:00 PM
James Boss Memorial address
1454 S 10th Street
Martin, MI 49070

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