Leslie James “Jim” Hadley

Feb. 25, 2022 – March 10, 1945

Leslie James “Jim” Hadley, age 76, of Boxley, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.

He was born in Noblesville, Ind., on March 10, 1945, son of the late Charles Darrel and Mary Anna (Cline) Hadley.

Following his graduation from Sheridan High School with the Class of 1963, Mr. Hadley honorably served his country in the United States Navy.

For many years he was a truck driver for the Jolietville CO-OP terminal and would later manage the grain terminal at the Farm Bureau CO-OP in Noblesville.

Mr. Hadley attended the Boxley United Methodist Church, where he was an active member of the congregation.

A true sports enthusiast, he took his passion a little bit further than most. He was a licensed referee and umpire for Little League and was a fixture within the Sheridan Rec. Program at Biddle Park. His dedication to the activity was a wonderful way of giving back to the community and helping foster a love and respect for the game. When he wasn’t actively involved in a game, he enjoyed just sitting and watching when he had the opportunity. It was a nice change of pace, arguing at the officials on TV, instead of the other way around. He followed both NASCAR and the Indianapolis Colts. Mr. Hadley was also supportive of the Sheridan High School Band program; he was an active band parent and booster for many years.

He was also a history buff. He loved genealogy and was fascinated with coin collecting, but the Civil War was what really piqued his interest.

Mr. Hadley had many interests in his life, but his favorite, without a doubt, were his grandchildren.

Survivors include his former wife, Janet Sue Hadley; daughters Jennifer (Andrew) Lynn Bradley of Noblesville and Joanna (Joe) Lee Gainey of Sheridan; grandchildren Charlotte Quinn Bradley, Willow Victoria Bradley, Ella Rose Gainey and Lillian Mae Gainey; brothers Jean (Shirley) Allan Hadley of Pittsboro, Richard D. Hadley of Bloomington, and Michael Hadley of Peru, Indiana; sisters Diana Fitzpatrick of Naples, Florida, Teresa (Dan) Perry of Brownsburg, and Deborah Estrada (Kevin) of Goodyear, Arizona; and many, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles Hadley, Jr. of Lady Lake, Florida, and Steve Hadley of Avon; and sister, Janice Carol Folds of Tampa, Florida.

Services are scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. on Sat., March 5, 2022, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 East 10th Street, Sheridan, Ind., with visitation scheduled to run from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Mark Fidler will be officiating.

He will be laid to rest at Boxley Cemetery in Boxley, Indiana, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be presented to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.