Obituary for James S. Belles


James S. Belles

October 20, 1970 - June 5, 2020

James “Jimmy” S. Belles, 49, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on June 5, 2020 at St. Francis
Hospital in Indianapolis.

Jimmy was born in Chicago, IL on October 20, 1970, and is survived by his mother, Eugenia Elliott
Fischer; wife, KellieAnn Belles; and his three children, Lauren King, Zakary Boswell, and Kayla
Belles. He is also survived by several beloved family members, including three grandchildren,
whom all loved him dearly.

Jimmy grew up in Barbourville, KY, and enjoyed the simple, country life. He loved fishing and
was an avid sports fan. He was a lifelong fan of the Kentucky Wildcats, Chicago Cubs, and
Chicago Bears. He lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, and his happiest moments
were when he was surrounded by his family. Jimmy was a devoted son, husband, and father
and nothing made him happier or more proud than when he had the privilege to walk his
daughter, Lauren, down the aisle, attend his son’s football games, and watch his youngest
daughter, Kayla, excel in her academic studies.

Jimmy proudly served as an Operations Specialist in the United States Navy serving with
Distinction onboard the USS Gary (FFG-51). He made several overseas deployments
supporting Operations Shield and Desert Storm in the early 1990s. Among his various military
achievements, Jimmy was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Campaign Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment
Ribbon. Jimmy consistently gave his all in his professional life, and any project he took on. He
had an infectious sense of humor and an uncanny ability to make everyone around him smile.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Jimmy touched are invited to a Celebration of Life service
at his home at 5201 Mesa Verde Dr, Indianapolis from 4:30-7:30 PM on Saturday, June 13 to
reminisce, grieve, support one another, and of course to celebrate the gifts Jimmy brought to
each of our lives.

Eric Trent posted on June 12, 2020

Have a lot of great memories with Jimmy. We went to High School together and had a lot of fun times. Even with him living in Indianapolis and I in Barbourville I still count him as one of my best friends. I'm so sorry for his families loss, I know their hearts are broken. I love you and gonna miss you brother.

Bradley Quakenbush posted on June 12, 2020

Jimmie was a hard working man. He looked at the positives of life. I am proud to have called him my friend. Me and my wife send many prayers of comfort to you and your family. We will be out of town then and not be able to attend. You are in our thoughts and prayer.

Laura Vermillion posted on June 10, 2020

There was never a time when I was around Jimmy and I wasn't laughing! Great sense of humor, and treasure to his family. I will be praying for Peace and Comfort in the coming days. You have my deepest sympathies.

Judy Campbell posted on June 10, 2020

Jimmy was excited about life, family. As his cousin, we didn't stay in touch that often but, he was so happy once we finally talked and reconnected. He was so sweet and kind. We will all miss him terribly. To his mother whom is like a sister to us, God's in control and he knows your pain. Be comforted knowing that and he's there for you. XOXO 🤗 Love always and forever. Judy

David Paul, FC1 U.S. Navy 1980 - 1991 posted on June 9, 2020

Served aboard U.S.S. Gary FFG-51 with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family and friends as you mourn the life of this great man.

Marcy Stewart posted on June 9, 2020

I enjoyed working with Jimmy. I will be out of town and unable to attend Celebration of Life. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Jeff Rooker posted on June 9, 2020

I will be there. He was good man, and great friend!


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