James R. Kuhn

Born on October 14, 1934 in Manilla, Indiana
Departed on February 4, 2021, in Melbourne Beach, Florida

James R Kuhn passed peacefully at his home on February 4, 2021. Jim was surrounded by loved ones and he was lifted up in prayer by many family members and friends at a distance.

Jim was born October 14, 1934 in Manilla Indiana. He moved to Melbourne Beach in 1962 and lived on Avenue A for more than 58 years. Jim loved the sunshine and the friendly people of Melbourne Beach and he took great pride in caring for his lawn and his home. Jim could often be seen having breakfast with friends at the Sunny Side Cafe/Friendly Toast or talking with friends on a bench nearby.

Jim proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Jim’s life work was in education where he touched many lives. Jim retired from Brevard County Schools in 1995 after working 33 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator at various schools including DeLaura Middle School and Palm Bay High School.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Jessee Hobson Barnes Kuhn and his step-daughter Susannah Barnes. Jim considered himself fortunate to find a second love with Billie Davis Kuhn, who died in August 2020. Jim was also preceded in death by his parents Carl and Ela Kuhn, his sister Frances Blount, and his brothers Paul Kuhn and Mark Kuhn. Survivors include sisters Betty Harrison, Ruth Henney, and Esther Kelly, and brothers John Kuhn and Joe Kuhn.

Jim felt very blessed to have a loving extended family including Billie’s three daughters, Debbie Hall, Lynn Pearson, and Karen Sue Simmons, three sons, Floyd Davis, Larry Davis, and Lee Davis and their children and grandchildren. Jim was also affectionately known as Uncle Jim by twenty-two nieces, nephews, and their families.

Services will be held at 1:30pm on Monday February 22 at Coastline Community Church, 409 E EauGallie Blvd, Indian Harbor Beach. Donations may be made to Hospice or an organization of donor choice.

Jim was a kind and caring man. He will be missed by many.

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Bobby Pittman from Malabar wrote on March 8, 2021:
Mr. Kuhn was my teacher many years ago at Sea Park Elementary School who I have always remembered the many things he taught us about life and learning. Even over the years I was reminded of the lessons he taught us and good times in his classroom. He was a great man that made a difference in many lives. Thank you Mr Kuhn.
Betty Harrison from COLUMBUS IND wrote on February 16, 2021:
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Betty Harrison from COLUMBUS IND wrote on February 16, 2021:
You will be missed by many .
Ruth Henney ,Mike, Dee, and Chris from Columbus, Indiana wrote on February 15, 2021:
Forever in our hearts,always in our memory. Thank you Lord for my big brother Jim having passed through ou r lives.
John and Evonne Kuhn from Arlington, IN wrote on February 15, 2021:
Love you brother, you will be missed by family and friends. Rest In Peace.
Tammy Kuhn-Schnell from Springfield, IL wrote on February 15, 2021:
I’ll miss Uncle Jim saying “Whatever blows your skirt up” when given choices. He was easy to talk to and gave great hugs. We will never know how far and wide his influence reached... family, friends, students, colleagues and beyond. With much love, Tammy
Theresa Frazee from Shelbyville , In wrote on February 15, 2021:
I will miss you very much. Rest In Peace Uncle Jim.
Rick Garrett from Indianapolis wrote on February 15, 2021:
Rest in Heaven Jim. Although I didn't get to see Jim often you would never know it. When I did see him he always treated my family and I as warm and friendly as anyone he knew. That's the kind of man he was.
Joe & Judy Kuhn from Fountaintown, IN wrote on February 15, 2021:
Proud to be Jim's brother. We miss you Jim. Thank you Lord for sharing Jim with us.
Jennifer Cain from KNIGHTSTOWN wrote on February 14, 2021:
You will be missed by many, Uncle Jim, we love you.

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