James E Pence

July 26th, 1944 to December 6th, 2021

James Eugene Pence, 77, of Port Huron, died Monday, December 6, 2021.

He was born July 26, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio to the late George and Dorothy Pence. He married Sandra Dortman on September 18, 1965 in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Port Huron. She died December 28, 2016.

James was employed with Intertape Polymer for 36 years. He graduated from Port Huron High School in in 1962 and studied Russian Language at Syracuse University. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Pakistan during the Vietnam War. James was a member of Ross Bible Church. He enjoyed gardening, crafts, ceramic painting, and watching sports. He loved his wife of 51 years, his children & grandchildren, his church, and his pets.

He is survived by four children, Shawn (Khyla) Pence, Jennifer (Mark) DeVooght, Eric Pence and Elizabeth Pence; 10 grandchildren, Stefnie (Cody) Benedict, Derrek Pence, Andrew Pence, Duncan Pence, Taylor Jackson, Emma (Richard) Rybinski, Sarah Pence, Megan Pence, Chloe DeVooght, and Rachel Pence; a great grandchild, Dante Benedict; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Phil Whetstone will officiate and military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force. A service livestream will be available on James' obituary page of the funeral home website.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.

Memorials may be made to the St. Clair County Council on Aging. To send condolences, visit karrersimpson.com


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