James G. Zook Jr.

September 29, 2018

James G. Zook Jr., 68, of rural Frankfort, died at 4:55 p.m. September 29, 2018 at I.U. Health Arnett, Lafayette, Ind.  Born December 29, 1949 in Burbank, California, to James G. & Vivian Rose (Chadwick) Zook.  He married Linette E. Hailman on June 9, 1969 at the First Baptist Church in Frankfort and she survives.

James was a graduate of Clinton Central High School and lived the majority of his life in Clinton County.  He was a tool & dye maker at Federal Mogul for over 30 years, retiring in 2011.  James was baptized at the Woodside Christian Church.  He was past president of the Union at Federal Mogul.  He loved to golf, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, traveling the United States to watch games. His greatest joy was taking care of and spending time with his grandchildren and great granddaughter, even if that meant he was their “uber” driver as he would call it. With a lot of hard work and love, James and his family built the log cabin that he and his wife live in.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Services will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Survived by:

Wife: Linette Zook of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: James G. Zook IV of Frankfort, Jeromy Zook of Frankfort, Daughter: Amy Zook Coffman of Frankfort, 2 Sisters: Candace Lynn (Fred) Cheek of Frankfort, Kathaleen (Mike) Meiers of Frankfort, 4 Brothers: Leroy (Carolyn) Zook of Frankfort, Donald (Shaun) Henderson of California, Stephen G. Zook of Frankfort, Robert (Jennifer) Zook of Burlington, 5 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Keith Zook, David Zook and Douglas Henderson.


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “James G. Zook Jr.”

  1. Terri Anderson October 2, 2018 at 9:28 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, he was always fun to work with and a nice guy. Praying for comfort!

  2. Mike Evans October 2, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Our sympathy and condolences to the Zook family. I remember Jim from our days at Federal Mogul. Nice Guy! Mike and Carol Evans

  3. Bette Patchett October 2, 2018 at 10:18 am

    So sorry for your loss!!

  4. Don- Debbie Baker October 2, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Dear Zook Family: We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a very nice man and had a great sense of humor. We will pray for comfort and peace.

  5. Linda Gibson Benge October 2, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Prayers to all the family during this time of loss. Thanking our Heavenly Father for the assurance of Heaven and for sending His comforting Peace and Love to each one.

  6. Dan Robertson October 2, 2018 at 11:01 am

    As a high school classmate of Jim’s, I enjoy remembering the many times he would share a joke or make a light-hearted observation about something we would be talking about. He was a great guy to hang out with and loved talking about his grandchildren. My deepest condolences to Linette and their extended family…

  7. Kristlyn Merritt October 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

  8. Penny Boots October 2, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Prayers for the Zook family at this difficult time. Jim was a great co-worker and family man. Thinking of you all.

  9. Bridget Gunn October 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    So very sorry for your loss.

  10. Michael Herrick October 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jeromy and family. My deepest condolences.

  11. Connie Robbins (Shelton) October 2, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. Lacy you and your family are in our thoughts.

  12. Connie Watson October 2, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    So sorry Carolyn, been gone and just read it on facebook. May God take care of you.

  13. Mike & Renee Guffy October 2, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We will keep the Zook family in our prayers.

  14. Marsha Scott October 2, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim at Federal Mogul, he was a nice guy.
    Prayers for his family & friends

  15. Jeff & Lynette Dircks Hardesty October 2, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers to the whole family! Jeff & Lynette Dircks Hardesty.

  16. Ron and Brenda Skiles October 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We never had to pleasure of meeting him, but if he was a Cubs fan, I’m sure we would be fast friends. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

  17. Janet Knox October 2, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    So very sorry Candy for the loss of your brother. May you hold the memories close to your heart till you meet again.

  18. Judith Frazier Hardy October 3, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Joe Clark October 3, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Saddened to hear about Jim. He was always kind to me and was a joy to be around. He will certainly be missed. Lot of love and prayers for comfort for the entire family.

  20. Andrew Lukasik October 3, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Jim was talking about his retirement and if he could afford it. “I will sleep on a box if I have to but I’m getting out of here” He was a good man. Rest in peace Jim. Go Cubs!

  21. Mike & Charlyn Catron October 4, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Our condolences & prayers to the Zook family. May you RIP , Jim!

  22. Bob & Jennifer Zook October 17, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    My condolences to my sister in law Linette and my nieces and nephew and family. I am so sorry for your loss of your love! He was everything to you and is gone to early! My heart is with you! Jim won’t suffer anymore yet he’s gone to early! He was in a lot of pain when Bob was with him last and when I tried to talk to him. It has been said what a wonderful family man he was. Family is everything! Grieving is love spilling over and I know he knew how very much he was loved! Sincerely, Bob & Jennifer Zook

  23. Pat Flynn November 5, 2018 at 9:40 am

    To the James Zook’s family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  24. Linda Barnard October 3, 2023 at 4:53 am

    So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. I worked with him ao Federal mogul.

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