James Plank

Obituary of James T. Plank

HOWARD: James T. “Jim” Plank, 67, of Cty. Rte. 14 passed away Monday morning, December 23, 2019 at the Bath VA Medical Center following an extended illness. Jim was born September 16, 1952 in Hornell to James A. and Joyce A. (Burchard) Plank. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been a heavy equipment operator working along-side his father doing site excavation, landscaping, digging ponds and other jobs requiring heavy equipment. He had also worked as a lumberjack, roofing construction and at one time worked at the Gunlocke Co. in Wayland. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and member of the NRA. He absolutely loved being outside and enjoyed hunting and occasionally fishing with family and friends. He also enjoyed the company of his cats who gave him great joy and laughter. Jim is survived by three sons, James M. Plank (Ginger), William Plank (Angela) and Brandon Plank (Trina), two daughters, Meghan (Chris) Payne and Amber Plank (John). He is also survived by his mother Joyce Plank; five sisters, Charlene Thayer, Diana Plank, Brenda Sutton, Marcia (Curtis) Rice and Dawn Fowler, sisters-in-law: Judy Plank, and Fran (Joe) Sharp, 31 grandchildren, one great grandchild and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was predeceased by his father James A. Plank, three brothers, Richard, Randy and Keith Plank and by his fiancé Nancy Baker. The family would like to give a special thanks to all his special hunting partners-friends and family that gave him such fun and joyful bonding times. The stories he loved to tell!! A special thanks especially to Marcia and Curtis Rice and children for the 29 yrs. of looking after Jim’s needs, home and vehicle repairs. A loving very appreciated Thank you to everyone involved in Jim’s Caretaking needs thru the years. He could be challenging but always ended up stealing a portion of everyone’s heart leaving fond memories with each. The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm Sunday, December 29, at the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church in the town of Howard where funeral and committal services with military honors, will take place immediately following calling hours at 4:00 pm. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Plank Family Cemetery, Howard, NY. Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516.
Sunday
29
December

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Buena Vista Wesleyan Church
6034 Co Rd 69
Canisteo, New York, United States
6076984484
Sunday
29
December

Funeral Service

4:00 pm
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Buena Vista Wesleyan Church
6034 Co Rd 69
Canisteo, New York, United States
6076984484

Private burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Plank Family Cemetery, Howard, NY.

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