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.
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