December 24, 1941 ~ October 24, 2021

Born in: Vincennes, IN
Resided in: Vincennes, IN

James “Jim” E. Blagrave, 79, of Vincennes, IN passed away October 24, 2021. He was born December 24,1941 in Vincennes, IN to the late Rosco T. and Josephine (Bowling) Blagrave. Jim attended Lincoln High School, where he played football, won the American Legion Award in 1958 and was a member of the graduating class of 1959. He then married his “sweetest sweetheart”, Sherron Ann (McClure) Blagrave on April 2, 1960. Jim was best known for being a hard-working man and showed that with working for 7 years for Star Service, 20 years for FW Means, 10 years with Marathon, where he became known as the “Crude Dude” and 10 years with Ceres Solutions, Inc..  Jim also enjoyed fishing, squirrel and rabbit hunting, camping, boating, and coaching the Chiefs 3rd/4th grade and Bears 5th/6th grade at the YMCA football program in the 70s instilling the philosophy of “Blood & Guts” into many boys for years to come. Jim was loved and respected by so many people. He will be deeply missed.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Joyce Simmons, William Blagrave, Kenneth Blagrave, Beverly Flory, Robert Blagrave and Steven Blagrave.

He is survived by his wife, of 61 years, Sherron Ann Blagrave; children James (Laura) Blagrave, Mark (Julie) Blagrave, Angela (David) Pate and Alicia Blagrave Welton (Mike Ross, fiancé); grandchildren Karrie (Dustin) Veteto, Brandon (Willow) Blagrave, Ashtin (Daniel) Midgett, Taylor Ann Blagrave, Garrett Gray Blaygrave, Chelsea (Billy) Hillyard, Alexandra Lane Welton, Racheal Nicole Pate, Austin David Pate, and Joshua Byron Pate; great-grandchildren Blake DuPont, Bailey DuPont, Aubree Hillyard, Grace Hillyard, Avery Veteto, Adelyn Veteto, Leo Blagrave, Nora Blagrave, Amelia Midgett and Garner Midgett; and several nieces and nephews.

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Blagrave. A visitation will be held at Goodwin-Sievers Gardner-Brockman Chapel, 505 Main Street, Vincennes, IN Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 11am-12:30pm. A service will take place following visitation at 12:30pm with Pastor Ray Tromley officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinsievers.com

In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Vincennes Football Association (Tackle Football Program) and/or the Vincennes YMCA Flag Football Program.


Visitation: November 6, 2021 11:00 am - November 6, 2021 12:30 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Gardner-Brockman Chapel
505 Main St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

Service: November 6, 2021 12:30 pm - November 6, 2021 1:30 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Gardner-Brockman Chapel
505 Main St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in James Edward Blagrave 's name.

Lincoln High School C/O Football Program

1545 S. Hart Street Road
Vincennes, IN

YMCA C/O Football Flag Program

2010 College Avenue
Vincennes, IN


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  1. I had the honor to meet Jim in 1977 @ FW MEANS in Owensboro KY. Enjoyed seeing him when he would visit with John Burke as well. Prayers for his family and friends.

  2. Condolences to the Belgrave family, From all of us in the
    Veteto Family, ours prayers and thoughts are with each of you.

  3. Mr Jim Belgrave
    He was a mans man he always treated me like one of his sons. When I came to his house I never had to knock I just walk in like I live there. Lol
    My Condolences goes out to the family.
    From the Hardiman James, Jeantte, Brother In-Law Pete and Donnie .

  4. Rest In Peace Jim. He was a fine man who always treated me and all he knew as one of the family. Many fond memories of great times we had together. Condolences to the family, thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all of you.
    Brian Welton

  5. Jim Blagrave treated me like one of his own. All of my fondest memories as a teenager involved the Blagrave family. Oh my God, we did have fun. This man will be missed. My condolences to Mrs. Blagrave, Jimmy, Mark, Angie, Alicia, & all grandkids. Blood & guts, Jim.

  6. For my Uncle Jim with many great memories! 💔 Deepest condolences to Aunt Sherron & my cousins.

  7. I have known Jim for over 40 years. In the last few years I visited with him at the Sullivan Campgrounds. He was always genuine and fun to be around. My sincere condolences go out to his entire family.

  8. With deep sorrow we are saddened by your loss of Jim. Our parents thought the world of Jim and Sherron when they lived next door to each other. I never saw Jim that he didn’t have a smile on his face. Our families have known each other over 50 years and will think of them forever. Rest In Peace , dear friend.

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