James Walter Kreighbaum

July 12, 1955 ~ May 12, 2019 (age 63)


Jim Kreighbaum, age 63, of Lakeland, FL passed away peacefully, on Sunday, May 12th, 2019.

Born 1955 in Danville, Indiana, he was the son of the late Harry and Marge Kreighbaum. As the only son of 5 children, he enjoyed building airplanes with his dad and working in their auto parts store in Crawfordsville. He graduated from Crawfordsville High in 1974. He was a loving Dad to his 5 children, a father-like role model to countless others, and an inspiring friend to many.

Jim moved to Florida in 2001 and was a top salesman at Lazydays RV for over 13 years where he met several life-long friends. He loved spending time with family and playing golf with friends. He loved God and his church. Jim will be most remembered for his laid back go-with-the-flow attitude and charismatic sense of humor.

He is survived by Shereé Barton, the love of his life, his children-his pride and joy; sons: Ty Kreighbaum (Shannon), Gabriel Kreighbaum (Heather), daughters: Stephany Condra (Shawn), Kelli Lambiase (Nick), and Katelyn Tello (Myriam). Five granddaughters, three grandsons, and one great-grandson. He was the youngest of four sisters, Dianne, Karen, Julie, and Connie.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 pm on his birthday, July 12th, 2019 at the River Hills Golf Club, Valrico, FL. A reception will follow the celebration. The family welcomes colorful casual and/or golf attire.

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Celebration of Life
July 12, 2019

4:00 PM
River Hills Golf Club, FL, Valrico

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