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James Stanley Leslie, 83 of Morristown, Indiana, and formerly of New Castle, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Morristown Manor.

He was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Carthage, Ind., the son of the late Reuben and Edna Craft Leslie. He was in the U.S. Army. He worked at Alleghany Ludlum Steel for 35 years before retiring, and attended the Southside Nazarene Church in New Castle. He was proud of his Scottish and Indian Heritage and he loved traveling and fishing.

He married Margaret Frances Jones Aug. 9, 1957, in Monticello, Kentucky.

Survivors included six children: Peggy (Jake) Humbles, Timothy (Leslie Ann) Leslie, Cheryl (Jon) Maloyed, James (Tina) Leslie, Robin (Richard) Swim, and Debra (Craig) Hammonds; 11 grandchildren: Marvin “Linny” (Adrienne) Humbles, James “Jamie” (Chrissy) Maloyed, Timothy “Allen” (Nikki) Leslie, Angelica (Frank) Ring, Kailey (Chris) Leslie, Ashley (Zack) McKinzie, Reba (Tyler) Halstead, James “Stan” (Olivia) Leslie, Lacey Hammonds, Richard “Drew” (Darrian) Swim, and Cody Leslie; 23 great-grandchildren: Lindley “Aaron” Humbles, Rasitlin (Tiffany) Cox, Selina Teague USAF E4, Terris Maloyed, Ayden Humbles, Nigel Humbles, Logan Williams, Katelynn Leslie, Madyson “Mady” Olsen, Christin Leslie, Jace Phillips, Silas Phillips, Whitlie Halstead, Alaina Godsey, Ava Villalba, Franklin Ring, Elayna McKenzie, Sadie Rich, Nova Rich, Nathan “Nate” Archer, Rhyland Swim, Ardan Humbles, and Layla Swim; two great-great-grandchildren, Anastasia Cox and Emma Michelle Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Frances; granddaughter, Michelle “Chelle” Humbles; siblings, Joyce Mercer, Richard Leslie, Darlene “Crystal” Coon, and Reuben “Junior” R. Leslie Jr.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Marcum Community Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Davis will be officiating.

Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.MarcumFuneralHome.com.

Military rites will be given by the local American Legion and VFW. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Marcum Community Funeral Home.

Gary Marcum and staff are honored to serve the family of James Stanley Leslie.